Diurnal Cortisol Cx4 Saliva Hormone Test Kit
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Alert to visitors of the states of California, Maryland, and New York: Due to current state regulations, a doctors prescription is required by ZRT Labs in order to process your sample. Therefore we are not authorized to sell this test to individuals in these three states. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have questions about this you can call us at 520-877-2637 or contact ZRT Labs directly at 503-466-1877 or 866-600-1636.

Saliva Testing

A common way to assess adrenal hormones is by taking a diurnal cortisol curve saliva test.  The Diurnal Cortisol Cx4 Saliva Hormone Test, by ZRT Laboratory, is designed to measure the levels of the hormone cortisol, taken four times in a 24-hour period (morning, noon, evening, and bedtime). The adrenal gland produces the hormone cortisol in response to stress. Prolonged high cortisol production can lead to chronic fatigue, "adrenal burnout" and other health problems.

Cortisol production is normally at its highest 30 minutes after waking and declines steadily during the day, reaching its lowest point at bedtime ensuring sound sleep. Those with adrenal gland dysfunction may experience insomnia, weight gain/loss, and sex hormone imbalance.   

Why Saliva Testing?

Saliva testing is a non-invasive collection method where patients collect their saliva in plastic tubes in order to measure hormones like cortisol, estrogens, progesterone, and androgens. This non-invasive Diurnal Cortisol Cx4 saliva collection is ideal for patients because it allows them to collect their sample in the privacy of their home or office.

Why Do We Test Hormones in Saliva?

Steroid hormones in the bloodstream are 95-99% bound to carrier proteins, and in this form are unavailable to target tissues. Saliva testing measures the amount of hormone available to target tissues – the bioavailable amount. For this reason, saliva testing better relates to specific symptoms of excess or deficiency, and is a good option for monitoring hormone therapy.

Some analytes cannot be tested using immunoassays, the methodology used for most of our saliva testing. For that reason, ZRT Laboratory developed an LCMS Saliva Steroid Profile using liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). This profile tests a broad range of bioavailable hormones and hormone metabolites in one convenient saliva sample collection. LCMS testing allows for accurate reporting of estrogens down to extremely low levels, such as those seen in men, children, and people using aromatase inhibitors, and includes a test for ethinyl estradiol, 3 hormone blockers, and melatonin. To learn more about what you can test with the LCMS Saliva Steroid Profile, view the LCMS Provider Data Sheet.

ZRT is one of the first labs to measure hormones in saliva, and helped establish the method that made saliva hormone testing commercially viable for health care providers and patients around the globe.

What makes ZRT Laboratory Stand Out as Today's Most Advanced Saliva Testing?

  • Ranges Adjusted for Supplementation: Unlike other labs, patients do not need to stop hormone supplementation to use ZRT’s testing because we have ranges adjusted for age, menstrual status and supplementation types. This is the ideal method for tracking the effectiveness of hormone treatments.
  • No Pooling: ZRT does not pool patient samples, meaning that we don’t mix multiple daily samples together to get an average hormone level. Instead we measure hormones from a single morning sample, which represents the peak of daily hormone production – the optimal time to measure.
  • Extraction: ZRT is the only lab to perform an extraction process for saliva testing, which separates hormones from background contamination. This is the only way to assure accurate test results for low-concentration hormones such as estradiol.
  • Industry Standards: ZRT initiated and manages the industry-wide standards program called the Saliva Proficiency Inter-laboratory Testing Program – which enables laboratories to regularly evaluate and improve saliva testing accuracy.

Alert to visitors of the states of California, Maryland, and New York: Due to current state regulations, a doctors prescription is required by ZRT Labs in order to process your sample. Therefore we are not authorized to sell this test to individuals in these three states. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have questions about this you can call us at 520-877-2637 or contact ZRT Labs directly at 503-466-1877 or 866-600-1636.

Diurnal Cortisol Cx4 Saliva Hormone Tests

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Our products and services are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Nutritional benefits may vary from one person to another.

Please Note: We do not offer refunds on any hair analysis tests, consults, and written reports once you've purchased them. Keep in mind the hair analysis kit submittal form you receive is valid for up to one year in case you need to wait before submitting your hair sample.

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