About the 205 – Functional Adrenal Stress Profile plus V

Method:    ELISA                                                                                      

Test Type:    Saliva

Analytes:    Cortisol, Averaged DHEA-S, Progesterone, Estradiol, Estriol, Estrone & Testosterone

Sample Collection:    4 samples collected throughout a single day

Processing Time:  6 to 8 business days

CPT Codes:    82530 x 4, 82627 x2, 82670, 82677, 83519, 84144, 84403


This profile is used to evaluate the adrenal glands and hormone balance. In the event of adrenal exhaustion and imbalances in the reported hormones, underlying causes must be determined through additional lab testing and investigation into environmental and lifestyle factors, while also supporting the endocrine system with therapies and lifestyle modification.

When the body is under chronic stress, pregnenolone, the precursor to all other steroidal hormones, is diverted to produce cortisol (known as pregnenolone steal or cortisol escape – see Steroidal Hormone Principal Pathways). This is to the detriment of all other steroidal hormones (such as DHEA and its metabolites, including progesterone, testosterone, and the estrogens). As pregnenolone is diverted to cortisol, DHEA depletion begins. The result is an elevated cortisol-to-DHEA ratio. A normal ratio is approximately 5:1 to 6:1.

Profile #205 includes additional hormones for a more complete view into the impacts of chronic stress on the individual’s core body systems. A vast amount of information can be gathered through this profile.

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