All About the Adrenal Thyroid Test
Stress can have a huge effect on our emotional and physical well-being, affecting everyone at some point and causing symptoms ranging from weight gain, depression, digestive problems and many more there is also a close link between the stress hormones and the thyroid hormones that are responsible for your metabolism.
Many of the symptoms of excessive stress can be equally due to thyroid dysfunction, and poor adrenal health as a consequence of stress can also lead to slow thyroid function.
Symptoms related to thyroid and/or adrenal hypo-function
- Excessive Fatigue
- Cold intolerance
- Low body temperature
- Irregular bowel function
- Low sex drive
- Menstrual irregularities
- Menopausal problems
- Unexplained weight gain
- Difficulty losing weight
- Poor immune status
What is being measured
This test is the same as the Adrenal Stress Index – Cortisol and DHEA but it also measures levels of the active thyroid hormone T3
Age range this test is suitable for
1 x first morning urine sample and
4 x saliva samples collected at timed intervals over the course of 1 day
Before taking the test
This test is not recommended for those on Thyroxin medication or natural desiccated thyroid extract such as Armour. For these individuals the 24-hour Urine Thyroid test would be a more suitable choice.
Turn Around Time
You will need to send your sample back to the lab via a next day postal service – If you are in the UK, Royal mail offer a suitable next day service. If you are outside of the UK then please check with your postal service for options. The cost of the test does not cover the return postage.
Please note that samples should only be posted on Monday – Thursday so that they do not arrive over the weekend when the lab is closed.
A courier returns option is offered by the lab and details will be included in with your test kit. This is an optional service and the cost is not included in with the test fee. Details about payment, should you wish to take up this offer, are included with the courier details.
All sample reports are for representational and educational purposes only. Biomarkers, references ranges, results, and all other data may differ from actual reports. All data included in no way represents an actual patient. Any comparisons of results to actual patients, is completely incidental.