6 x 5ml Saliva
Turn Around Time
3-5 Business Days Turnaround times are estimates
The Cortisol Awakening Response (CAR) test is a non-invasive saliva test that serves as a reliable marker of stress response and a critical tool for revealing adrenal imbalances. Lifestyle, physical and psychological stresses put constant demands on the adrenal glands. If they become depleted adrenal fatigue or insufficiency may be experienced.
The Cortisol Awakening Response (CAR) test is a unique assessment measuring the predictable rise and fall in cortisol within the first hour of awakening. The test is essential in evaluating the overall function of the HPA axis. In this particular test we measure cortisol immediately on rising, 30 minutes post waking, 60 minutes post waking, 12:00 (noon), 4:00pm and 8:00pm.
The CAR test allows your physician to determine how healthy your HPA axis is which useful in assessing the HPA-axis.
The CAR test is an appropriate tool in practice for most of your patients as it provides an easy assessment of their ability to deal with stressors and is also reflective of how well they have dealt with stressors in the past.
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- Cortisol (on waking)
- Cortisol +30 mins
- Cortisol +60mins
- Cortisol 12:00noon
- Cortisol 4:00pm
- Cortisol 8:00pm
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- Brain fog
- Sleep disorders
- Cardiovascular Health
- Blood pressure issues
- Other Health Conditions
- Energy levels
- Lack of stamina
- Mild depression
- Sexual dysfunction
- Autoimmune and Immune System
- Impaired immune system
- 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.
How it works
Your referring practitioner will place this order via their online portal.
A test kit will be dispatched to you and you can conveniently collect your sample in the comfort of your home.
Return samples for analysis via the provided courier packaging.
Our highly skilled and qualified team have created a service where patients can easily gain access to a wide range of pathology testing options.
As a leader in the industry, practitioners are able to trust in our ability to provide them with the technology they need to adequately test their clients and patients.