The adrenal test is organised through Dunwoody Laboratories. It is a comprehensive test that evaluates the circadian rhythm of the body via four cortisol measurements, one DHEA and two antibodies: secretory IgA and anti-gliadin IgA, to determine how well the adrenal glands are functioning and may help to identify the underlying function of the adrenal glands which can be adversely affected with any ongoing acute or chronic stress, and lead to adrenal dysfunction.
The adrenal glands are located near the kidneys and produce hormones responsible for a variety of functions in the body. Among those produced are the steroid hormones cortisol and DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), which contribute to metabolism and the immune response. The production of these hormones can be altered by internal and external stressors, and this can result in a wide variety of disorders. The Adrenal Stress Test is a non-invasive saliva test that provides a clinical “snapshot” of hormone function and immune function.