Adrenal Stress Profile with Cortisol Awakening Response (Genova Diagnostics)

The Adrenocortex Stress Profile (ASP) provides an assessment of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) axis using timed salivary samples of the hormones cortisol and DHEA. Salivary testing is an easy, non-invasive option to measure unbound, biologically active parent hormone levels. 

Daily hassles, chronic pain, blood sugar dysregulation, work stressors, and poor relationship quality can alter the HPA axis. Imbalances in adrenal hormones can have a wide range of negative consequences that can adversely impact overall quality of life. The symptoms of HPA axis dysfunction can be vague and are highly variable but may include: fatigue, insomnia, weight gain, depression, GI complaints, and chronic pain. HPA axis dysfunction is associated with many conditions including:

- hypertension

- cardiovascular disease

- gastrointestinal and immune dysregulation

- diabetes and metabolic syndrome

- depression

- chronic fatigue

- persistent pain

- neurodegenerative disease and cognitive decline