Adrenal Function Panel

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  • Adrenal Function Panel
  • Item Catalog Number: LC100021

This panel contains the following tests:

  • DHEA-S
  • Cortisol AM
  • Cortisol PM
  • Glucose
  • Insulin
  • Lipid Panel
  • RBC Magnesium

Stress! We all feel it from many different sources….job demands, relationship conflicts, hectic schedules and illness. The list is endless and none of us are immune.

The main purpose of your adrenal glands is to enable your body to deal with stress from every possible source. They determine your body's responses to every change in your environment. No matter what they signal – “fight” or “flight” - every cell responds accordingly, and you feel the results.

Here are a few questions to ask yourself:

  • Are you gaining weight around the middle that just won’t come off?
  • Do you crave “comfort foods” high in sugar and fat?
  • Do you have problems sleeping and wake up tired all the time?
  • Do you need coffee to get you going in the morning?
  • Are you getting sick more than usual?
  • Feeling depressed?
  • Memory problems?

If the answer is YES – you may have an adrenal problem!

This panel requires two blood draws. One blood draw will be performed at approximately 8 AM after you have been fasting for 8-12 hours. (Please drink water in order to stay hydrated and take all medications as prescribed.)

You will return to the laboratory at approximately 4 PM (or as late in the afternoon as possible) for the second blood draw of a second cortisol specimen. Since cortisol production is highest in the morning and falls as the day progresses, two cortisol results in the same day are the most helpful in evaluating adrenal function.


The laboratory services are for informational purposes only. It is not the intention of National Diagnostics, Inc and Life Extension to provide specific medical advice but rather to provide users with information to better understand their health. Specific medical advice including diagnosis and treatment will not be provided. Always seek the advice of a trained health professional for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Both the physician and the testing laboratory are independent contractors with whom National Diagnostics, Inc makes arrangements for your blood tests. Neither National Diagnostics, Inc or Life Extension will be liable for any acts or omissions of the physician, the testing laboratory, or their agents or employees.