ZRT saliva profile tests diurnal cortisol. When individuals experience continuous stress, not only from emotional stressors (e.g., marital, financial, and occupational) but also from physical stressors (e.g., sleep deprivation, caffeine consumption, pain, extreme exercise), it can lead to changes in adrenal hormone levels, related to disorders ranging from anxiety to infertility.
Saliva testing is an easy test that you complete at home on your time. To look at your cortisol levels throughout the day, you will take four different collections throughout the course of one day. It’s as simple as spitting in a tube first thing in the morning, before lunch, before dinner, and again before bed. Once your collections are complete all you need to do is fill out the included requisition form and drop the box off at your local UPS drop box or store. Results are normally returned to the office in about a week.
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