Serving as an extension of the iMatrix Adrenal Profile, this test panel also looks into the stress hormone imbalances of the body. The difference with the Adrenal Plus Profile is that it takes the patients Melatonin and Androstenedione levels into consideration, which can help in further explaining the reason a patient may have fatigue symptoms, such as:
- Behavioral changes
- Mood disorders
- Difficult getting up each morning
- High levels of fatigue each day
- Inability to handle stress
This noninvasive salivary assay can uncover abnormal levels of melatonin and Androstenedione, and increase your understanding of what is impacting your circadian rhythm. Consult with your physician to maximize your results and understand your best course of action to take based on your results.
Melatonin - a hormone secreted by the pineal gland, a small gland in the brain, that inhibits melanin formation and is thought to be concerned with regulating the reproductive cycle.It sends signals to regulate the sleep-wake cycle in the sleep center of the brain and helps control your sleep and wake cycles
Cortisol - a hormone that plays a role in the metabolism of proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates, among other functions. Can be used to detect conditions affecting the pituitary or adrenal glands and help diagnose adrenal insufficiency or Addison disease, conditions associated with deficient cortisol.
DHEA-Sulfate - helps evaluate adrenal gland function. Used to detect adrenal tumors or cancers
17-OH Progesterone - To screen for, detect, and monitor treatment for congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). Sometimes ordered to help rule out other conditions with similar symptoms.
Androstenedione - evaluates adrenal gland function, and can be used to detect adrenal tumors or cancers. Also used to evaluate androgen production and ovarian and testicular function