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Adrenocortex Stress Profile - METAMETRIX KIT

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Measurement of an individual's response to stress.

Test #MMX0243

Adrenocortex Stress Profile  - METAMETRIX KIT

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Also Known As Adrenal Stress Profile
Preparation Specimen must be sent to lab by overnight mail Monday-Thursday only and within 48 hours of collection. Refrain from caffeine and smoking on test day. Don't eat or drink anything (water ok) for one hour before each collection. Do not brush teeth or use mo
Test Type Saliva
Test Results 8-10 days once the lab receives the specimen.

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The Adrenocortex Stress Profile is a powerful and precise noninvasive salivary assay that evaluates bioactive levels of the body’s important stress hormones, cortisol and DHEA. This profile serves as a critical tool for uncovering biochemical imbalances underlying anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue, obesity, dysglycemia, and a host of other clinical conditions.

The adrenal hormones cortisol and DHEA function to influence:

  • Metabolism
  • Anti-inflammatory response
  • Thyroid function
  • Resistance to stress

Diseases and conditions associated with “adrenocortex stress”:

  • Anxiety
  • Back pain
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Celiac disease
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Depression
  • Hypoglycemia
  • High blood pressure
  • Insomnia
  • Migraine headaches
  • Obesity
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Ulcers
  • Weak immune system

Changing the amounts of cortisol and DHEA can profoundly affect:

  • Energy levels
  • Emotional states
  • Resistance to disease
  • General sense of well-being

Although both DHEA and cortisol are hormones produced by the adrenal cortex, they exhibit many opposing actions.

Cortisol: Many of cortisol’s physiological actions are geared toward the mobilization of reserves. Cortisol is released in large amounts in response to physical, physiological, and/or psychological stress. When stressors persist, the secretion of glucocorticoids can be prolonged, leading to maladaptation of the adrenal cortex and adrenal hyperplasia.

Excess cortisol can adversely affect:

  • Bone and muscle tissue
  • Cardiovascular function
  • Sleep
  • Thyroid function
  • Weight control
  • Glucose regulation
  • Immune defense
  • Aging

Over time, cortisol secretion can become impaired, resulting in the inability to respond to stress as demonstrated in conditions as:

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Allergies
  • Menstrual problems
  • Arthritis

DHEA, in contrast to cortisol, exerts mostly anabolic actions and balances the body’s stress response.
DHEA functions to:

  • Provide substrate for the synthesis of sex hormones
  • Guard against degenerative conditions associated with aging
  • Influence immune function and energy production
  • Affect insulin sensitivity, thyroid function, protein synthesis and others

Imbalances of DHEA have been associated with:

  • Impaired immunity
  • Depression
  • Insulin resistance
  • Cancer
  • Panic disorder
  • Obesity
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Cardiovascular disease


 

Additional Info

Also Known As Adrenal Stress Profile
Quick Overview

Measurement of an individual's response to stress.

Preparation Specimen must be sent to lab by overnight mail Monday-Thursday only and within 48 hours of collection. Refrain from caffeine and smoking on test day. Don't eat or drink anything (water ok) for one hour before each collection. Do not brush teeth or use mo
Test Type Saliva
Test Results 8-10 days once the lab receives the specimen.
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