Diagnos-Tech Adrenal Stress Index
The Adrenal Stress Index Test is non-invasive and can be performed wherever you are. Saliva is collected under real-life conditions and is an in-depth test invented by Diagnos-Techs, inc. in 1989. Adrenal Stress Index can provide important information in the areas of:
- Explain excessive feelings of tiredness and an inability to cope
- Help your physician understand how to eliminate craving for excessive calories and to help you build and maintain muscle mass
- Reveal the strength of your immune system and increase your ability to digest wheat grains safely
Adrenal Stress Index can help to discover if you have an abnormal adrenal rhythm, which can affect the following:
- Energy production
- Bone health
- Immune system health
- Sleep quality
- Skin regeneration
- Thyroid function
- Muscle and joint function
The Adrenal Stress Index Tests by Diagnos-Techs involves collection of saliva at intervals throughout the day.
Night before collection:
- Do not use sublingual hormones in the form of drops and pellets
- Avoid antacids and mouthwash
Day of collection:
- Do not eat: chocolates, cocoa, onions, garlic, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage
- Do not drink: coffee, tea, or caffeinated beverages
- Do not smoke
1 hour before collection:
- Do not eat or drink anything except tap water
- Do not brush teeth
3-5 minutes before collection:
- Rinse mouth thoroughly with very cold water
To collect sample:
If collecting on supplied cotton:
- Remove cotton from vial and place it under tongue until fully saturated
- Return cotton to vial, cap vial tightly and place in zip lock bag with absorbent orange shipping pad, refrigerate and mail all samples together within 3 days following the instructions supplied with the test kit.
If collecting into empty vial:
- Collect liquid saliva directly into the vial
- Fill to the fifth line from the bottom excluding foam (approximately 3/4 full).
- If too much foam is present to collect to the fifth line of the vial, cap vial tightly and place in the freezer for 2-3 minutes. When removing the vial from the freezer, tap it on a solid surface such as tabletop or counter. This should settle the foam so you can continue to collect saliva.
- Recap the vial tightly, place in ziplock bag with the absorbent orange shipping pad and refrigerate. Mail all samples together within 3 days following the instructions supplied with the test kit.
Refer to shipping instructions included with the test kit.
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How to interpet results?
Purchase of this test includes a 15 minute Telephone Consultation to review results.