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Cortisol / DHEA Saliva Test

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Updated September 26, 2012

The Cortisol / DHEA Saliva Test measures the levels of the stress hormones DHEA and cortisol and provides an evaluation of how cortisol levels differ throughout the day.

Health conditions this test is used to assess
This saliva test can uncover biochemical imbalances that can be underlying chronic stress, anxiety, chronic fatigue, obesity, fibromylagia, diabetes, depression, insomnia, and many other chronic conditions.

What does this test involve?
The test involves placing saliva specimens into test tubes. Cortisol is measured four times - in the morning, afternoon, evening and night.

How can I get this test done?
Talk to your health care professional about your symptoms and ask if this test would be useful for you. Some labs allow patients to order tests directly. Saliva tests can be done through the following labs:
  1. Great Smokies Diagnostic Laboratory
  2. ZRT Laboratory
  3. Aeron Lifecycles
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