HPA Stress Profiles

Assess the Stress Response and Balance Hormones

Identify the impact of chronic stress and the underlying dynamic of patient health complaints with HPA Stress Profiles.

⊃ READ IMPORTANT ADVISORY RE: Adrenal Stress Profiles, December 2016

 

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  • Lab testing applicable to every patient
  • Measure the function and status of HPA axis function with the only laboratory method proven by science
  • Salivary testing to measure real-time, bioactive hormones
  • Cortisol diurnal rhythm with DHEA-Sulfate
  • Cortisol Awakening Response (CAR), the modern approach to assessing HPA axis dysfunction
  • DHEA-S reference ranges for gender/sex
  • Sex hormone evaluation of progesterone, testosterone, and the estrogens
  • Melatonin and nighttime cortisol to help with evaluation of sleep problems
  • Secretory IgA to help assess immune health and risk for chronic infections
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The New Age of Stress Assessment
For nearly 20 years, BioHealth has been a leader in salivary hormone testing, providing specific profiles for assessing cortisol, DHEA(S), melatonin, progesterone, estrogens and secretory IgA. Without doubt the most popular of these profiles have been those centering around “adrenal stress” or “adrenal fatigue testing.” Until recently, this is how the tests were named. But advances in science pushed us to take the lead on evolving with the new ideas, as well as the research.

Announcing The HPA Stress Profiles
In the spirit of continuous improvement and the evolution of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis assessment, BioHealth has established test options which include: measuring cortisol awakening response (CAR), molar ratios of cortisol to DHEA Sulfate, highly specific patient collection instructions, perceived stress surveys, and more.

Check out the links in the right margin for critical information on these advancements, as well as papers demonstrating how saliva continues to be the most valid and reliable specimen.

Which HPA Stress Profile Should You Run?
When it comes to depth of diagnostic data and value for the patient, many clinicians start with the most thorough test, the HPA Stress Profile with CAR +6 & SIgA (#205A-S-CAR). The data revealed in this comprehensive profile will provide numerous insights into stress response and hormone balance.

The #205A-S-CAR includes: 6-pt cortisol with cortisol awakening response (CAR), DHEA Sulfate, estradiol, estriol, estrone, melatonin, progesterone, secretory IgA, and testosterone. An incredibly useful panel!

Don’t need all of those analytes? We have many options to meet your clinical needs…

To view the HPA Stress Profile options, click on one of the four categories below to view and request specific tests.

Basic HPA Stress Profiles

Cortisol x 4, DHEA-S

Cortisol x 5 (with optional waking sample), DHEA-S

Cortisol x 4

Cortisol x 4, DHEA-S, Estradiol, Estriol, Melatonin, Progesterone, Testosterone

Cortisol x 4, DHEA-S, Estradiol, Estriol, Estrone, Melatonin, Progesterone, Testosterone

HPA Stress Profiles with Cortisol Awakening Response (CAR)

Cortisol x 6 (Cortisol Awakening Response), DHEA-S

Cortisol x 6 (Cortisol Awakening Response), DHEA-S, Estradiol, Estriol, Melatonin, Progesterone, Testosterone

Cortisol x 6 (Cortisol Awakening Response), DHEA-S, Estradiol, Estriol, Estrone, Melatonin, Progesterone, Testosterone

HPA Stress Profiles with CAR and SIgA

Cortisol x 6 (Cortisol Awakening Response), DHEA-S, Secretory IgA

Cortisol x 6 (Cortisol Awakening Response), DHEA-S, Estradiol, Estriol, Melatonin, Progesterone, Testosterone, Secretory IgA

Cortisol x 6 (Cortisol Awakening Response), DHEA-S, Estradiol, Estriol, Estrone, Melatonin, Progesterone, Testosterone, Secretory IgA

HPA Stress Profiles with Secretory IgA (SIgA)

Cortisol x 4 , DHEA-S, Secretory IgA

Cortisol x 4, DHEA-S, Estradiol, Estriol, Melatonin, Progesterone, Testosterone, Secretory IgA

Cortisol x 4, DHEA-S, Estradiol, Estriol, Estrone, Melatonin, Progesterone, Testosterone, Secretory IgA