Adrenocortex Stress Profile - Saliva - Price $225
With Insurance Admin. Fee Only $75.00 plus $95 Report Consultation Fee

The Adrenocortex Stress Profile

Is an at-home salivary hormone test that evaluates the key stress hormones, cortisol and DHEA. Four samples collected throughout the day allow for circadian rhythm assessment. Salivary adrenal hormone testing may uncover biochemical imbalances, which can adversely affect:

  • Mood
  • Sleep
  • Immune Defense
  • Thyroid Function
  • Weight Control
  • Resistance to Stress
  • Energy
  • Cardiovascular Health
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Why use the Adrenocortex Stress Profile?

When compared to traditional blood testing of adrenal hormones, salivary assessment offers several advantages:

  • Uncovers abnormal patterns of cortisol release over a 24-hour period, which may be addressed with customized therapeutic interventions
  • Hormone levels measured in saliva, rather than serum, are thought to be unbound and bioavailable
  • Convenient at-home collection of four salivary samples collected throughout the day is an ideal low-stress diagnostic for assessing diurnal variation in stress hormones
  • Facilitates follow-up testing to monitor therapy responses, especially when multiple samples are required to be collected over a period of time

The Adrenocortex Stress Profile can help provide identification and targeted treatment of hormonal imbalances using customized hormone and/or nutritional therapies improves symptoms and enhances quality of life.

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Note: Genova accepts insurance: Aetna, Kaiser PPO, Blue Cross/Shield, Principal, & Humana. However, there is an Administrative Fee. This is all you will be charged by Genova. Please include your insurance card and the required Admin. Fee of $75 with this test. However, you must pay the Report Consultation Fee of $95 to Complete Health. Questions call 818-707-3126

Specimen Requirements: Four saliva samples.

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Detailed Information

What advantage does the Adrenocortex Stress Profile test offer compared to other hormone tests?

Conventional serum analysis of cortisol is used routinely in clinical practice for the evaluation of adrenal insufficiency. This is usually performed as an adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) stimulation test which requires hospital admission and often creates moderate to severe side effects. In contrast, salivary hormone collection can be done in home and is a preferred low-stress alternative, showing excellent correlation with serum.

By analyzing four sequentially timed measurements of cortisol across a 24-hour period, the profile can provide insight into abnormal diurnal patterns of adrenal hormones in the patient.

What can clinicians and patients expect from Adrenocortex Stress Profile testing

Imbalances in adrenal hormones can have a wide range of negative consequences in the body, which can adversely impact the overall quality of life for the patient. Adrenocortex Stress Profile testing can reveal these imbalances and provide direction for clinical intervention with targeted therapeutic treatments. These include hormone therapy, nutrient and/or botanical support, as well as stress management and lifestyle interventions to improve the quality of life and potentially prevent future sequelae of dysfunctional hormone production.


Type of Test - Saliva

Turnaround Time

7 to 10 days

All lab tests can be done through the mail in the privacy of your own home, except blood tests, we send you to a lab to have your blood drawn for these. After you pay for the test we mail you the kit, the results take two weeks, the test results will be mailed to us and we will call you to go over the results, its that easy! All tests include the consultation for the report of findings.

Call to set up a nutritional consultation so that tests can be performed and a comprehensive strategy of lifestyle, dietary modification and nutrient supplementation can be implemented to improve your health.

For an appointment or more information, call: 818 707-3126.

Dr. Rispoli,DCN., Ph.D., L.Ac. has maintained a sucessful Functional Medicine clinical practice for over 27 years. Her programs work because she is so thorough in testing and providing a individualized nutritiona, diet and lifestyle approach. Remember that the body can heal itself if supplied with the proper nutrients and is balanced.