ALCAT Adrenal Stress Profile Salivary Hormone Test
Salivary hormone testing accurately reflects the active hormones which are biologically available to their receptors in target tissues. Salivary hormone testing is gaining popularity as testing methodology because of it's simple and non-invasive. Also, the ease of sample collection allows for accurate timing to obtain samples at critical intervals throughout the day, providing more accurate results than blood or serum testing. Since hormone levels may vary during the day or during the month, multiple saliva specimens can be collected, conveniently offering precise measurement.
Why test hormones?
Hormonal imbalances have been linked to a broad spectrum of health conditions and clinical symptoms in both men and women. As science has shown, hormones decline and change as we age. Identifying and managing such changes is critical in the prevention of many chronic diseases. Measuring critical hormone levels and interpreting the results can help explain symptoms and accurately recommend proper treatment. This makes hormone testing an essential element of every annual check-up and disease-prevention program.(6 tubes) - Cortisol x 5, DHEA-S x 1
1st collection within 30 minutes of waking up, before 8am
2nd collection – 1.5 hours after initial collection, before 10am
3rd collection – noon to 1pm
4th collection – approximately 5pm
5th collection – bedtime, before midnight
6th Collection (optional) – midnight - 4am
*if you frequently wake between midnight and 4am, please collect.
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