Collection Instructions


Collection Method


Kit Requirements

4 x 5ml Saliva

Turn Around Time

3-5 Business Days Turnaround times are estimates


Sample Report


Each person has two adrenal glands both located on top of each of the body’s two kidneys. These glands are important to the body’s endocrine (hormonal) system. Adrenal fatigue is a very common condition in today’s society through the physical and physiological demands we put on our adrenal glands. Each gland is composed of two distinct zones, the large outer cortex and the inner medulla.

Salivary cortisol testing is an effective, non-invasive test that evaluates bioactive levels of the body’s important stress hormones, cortisol and DHEA. This hormone test (stress test) serves as a critical tool for uncovering biochemical imbalances underlying anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, obesity, dysglycemia, and a host of other clinical conditions that may affect our day to day lives. This hormone test examines 4 saliva samples over a 12-hour period for levels of cortisol and DHEA. The Adrenocortex test should be used as a general screening test as it plays such an important role for a healthy life.

In combination to this test, the basic male hormone profile has been added as it is a unique and accurate analysis for the measurement of male hormones. As the body ages it is evident that particular hormones decline or fluctuate causing a variety of health conditions. This complete unique profile will provide valuable information on an individual’s hormonal and adrenal status.


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Hackett RA, Kivimäki M, Kumari M, Steptoe A. Diurnal Cortisol Patterns, Future Diabetes, and Impaired Glucose Metabolism in the Whitehall II Cohort Study. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. 2016;101(2):619-625.

Geisler S, Aussieker T, Paldauf S, et al. Salivary testosterone and cortisol concentrations after two different resistance training exercises. J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 2019;59(6):1030‐1035. doi:10.23736/S0022-4707.18.08786-8


  • Cortisol (4pm)
  • Cortisol (6-8am)
  • Cortisol (8pm)
  • Cortisol (noon)
  • DHEAs (6-8am)
  • E1
  • E2
  • Testosterone

Common Conditions

  • Mental and Emotional Health
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
  • Cardiovascular Health
    • Blood Pressure
  • Other Health Conditions
    • Energy levels
    • Fatigue, lethargy
    • Headaches
    • Insomnia
    • Irregular sleeping patterns
    • Lack of stamina
    • Mild depression
    • Sexual dysfunction
  • Autoimmune and Immune System
    • Impaired immune system
  • Energy and Fatigue
    • Poor concentration, ‘brain fog’
  • Nutritional and Dietary Symptoms
    • Salt cravings
  • Endocrine and Hormonal Health
    • Thyroid dysfunction

Notice To Patients

NutriPATH practices in the usual practitioner-referral system for pathology laboratories. Patients are highly recommended to seek the supervision and guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner for the interpretation of any lab results and associated information. NutriPATH can offer assistance in locating a suitable practitioner.

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How it works

Step 1

Order test

Your referring practitioner will place this order via their online portal.

Step 2

Collect Samples

A test kit will be dispatched to you and you can conveniently collect your sample in the comfort of your home.

Step 3

Return Samples

Return samples for analysis via the provided courier packaging.

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