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Adrenal Function Test AdrenalScan®

Includes 5 tests
Saliva
5 Days
160€

AdrenalScan® is a saliva test that evaluates the key stress hormones produced by the adrenal glands, Cortisol and Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S). For this test, four saliva samples are collected during one day, thus allowing both the detection of imbalances in the production of adrenal hormones and secondly, the evaluation of the circadian rhythm of adrenal function.

The Adrenal Function test can help identify the underlying causes for many chronic diseases and clinical disorders, aiming to design appropriate individualized therapeutic interventions.

What diseases are associated with adrenal dysfunction?

Dysfunction of the adrenal cortex is involved in various diseases and pathological conditions. Low cortisol levels may be related to:

  • Sleep disorders
  • Mood disorders and depression
  • Fatigue, reduced energy, and difficulty walking
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Chronic allergies
  • Multiple chemical sensitivities
  • Immune system dysfunction
  • Thyroid gland dysfunctions
  • Inability to control body weight

High cortisol levels may be related to:

  • Osteopenia and osteoporosis
  • Muscle injuries
  • Irritability
  • Sleep disorders
  • Premature aging

Disturbances in the balance of the adrenal hormones and their circadian rhythm can eventually lead to:

  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Insulin resistance
  • Difficulty losing weight
Why is it beneficial to monitor Adrenal Function by measuring the hormones in saliva?

Compared to standard blood tests for adrenal hormones, salivary hormone evaluation offers several advantages:

  • Hormone levels measured in saliva are non-protein bound (free) and therefore actually bioavailable
  • Levels of bioavailable hormones in saliva correlate with those circulating in the blood
  • Collecting saliva samples is easy, performed at home, and does not cause additional stress (taking blood for many people is very stressful)
  • In addition to monitoring hormone levels, it reveals possible pathological patterns in the release of cortisol within 24 hours (circadian rhythm), which can be treated with individualized therapeutic interventions
Additional information
Tests includedIncludes 5 tests
Sample Saliva
Procedure completion test
Step 1

Purchase the test you want online

Select the tests you wish, through the most complete range of Preventive and Functional Medicine tests and purchase them online.

Step 2

Sampling

We send you the certified package - sampling collection kit, to collect your sample, always in accordance with the instructions contained within the kit.

Step 3

Sending your sample

After you have collected your sample, place it in the prepaid shipping package, contact the courier company and send it to our certified laboratory.

Step 4

Receiving the test results

Download your test results easily and securely anytime you want by logging in to your personal account.

Step 1

Book an appointment and buy the test online

Select from the most complete range test of Prevention, Andrology and Diagnostics, book an appointment in real time and purchase them online.

Step 2

Sampling

Visit the certified laboratory of Diagnostiki Athinon on the date and time you have chosen, to perform the sampling.

Step 3

Receiving the test results

Download your test results easily and securely anytime you want by logging in to your personal account.

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