Cortisol Awakening Response
The Cortisol Awakening Response – also called CAR – reveals more detailed clues that help in assessing adrenal hormone/HPA Axis dysfunction. Six cortisol collections in 24 hours is the most common method for assessing CAR. Start saliva collection within five minutes of waking for the day, followed by a second sample at 30 minutes, and a third sample at 60 minutes. The rest of the diurnal rhythm can be assessed at the normal time intervals – noon, evening and night.
Cortisol Awakening Response Profile includes: Saliva: DS, Cx6
Consider for: PTSD, major depression, chronic fatigue syndrome and other severe stress conditions.
In order to asses the response capacity of the HPA axis, this test includes 6 small saliva tubes for collecting samples at waking, 30 mins after, 60 minutes after, noon, evening and night.
How Does It Work?
Order the test kit online and a complete materials package will be delivered to your door.1
Follow the instructions for the collection of saliva, blood, or urine and return samples via prepaid shipping label.2
Get results quickly and discreetly through a secure online portal or have a physical copy sent directly to you.3
Why Test With Us?
Highest Testing Standards
We use the most up-to-date collection methods to secure blood, urine, and saliva samples for shipment and testing. Our at-home test kits and methodologies meet the highest standards for both quality and validity.
Certified Testing Labs
CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) certified laboratories are used to receive and evaluate test samples. This ensures strict adherence to both state and federal guidelines with regular inspections from applicable government agencies.
Key Facts About The Lab
Operating for over 20 years with over 8 million tests completed. Developed three distinct hormone testing methods. Partner with the CDC and NIH on research.
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