Stress Test

Adrenal Stress Profile Test (Saliva)

Including Cortisol Awakening Response

£210 (includes evaluation and interpretation)

Why Might I Need This Test?

High cortisol levels can impact other hormones and contribute to changes in libido and menstrual cycles and, anxiety and depression may also be linked to high cortisol levels.  This is a comprehensive test to assess the HPA (Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal) axis using carefully timed salivary samples of cortisol and DHEA.  Imbalances in adrenal hormones can have a wide range of negative consequences that can adversely impact a patient’s overall quality of life.  CAR reflects a person’s ability to cope with anticipated challenges and their perception of control around chronic stress, providing insight into HPA axis resiliency.