Genova Diagnostics Adrenocortex Stress Profile


Genova Diagnostics Adrenocortex Stress Profile


Adrenocortex Stress Profile is a powerful and precise noninvasive salivary hormone test that evaluates bioactive levels of the body's important stress hormones, cortisol and DHEA. This hormone test (stress test) serves as a critical tool for uncovering biochemical imbalances underlying anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, obesity, dysglycemia, and a host of other clinical conditions. This hormone test examines 4 saliva samples over a 24-hour period for levels of cortisol and DHEA.

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Depending on your insurance this lab may or may not be in network with your insurance. Pricing for the lab is dependent on if your insurance is in network and the pricing reflected above for this test is the price only for patients who are in network. For patients whose insurance is not in network we do offer direct pricing. Please call us @ 832-415-0376 if you need information on our direct pricing.  Payment plans/financing options are available

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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

Test Type:Salivary Test