.
Cortisol Awakening Response - CAR
The Cortisol Awakening Response – also called CAR – reveals more detailed clues that help in assessing adrenal hormone/HPA Axis dysfunction. This testing is often useful for cases of PTSD, major depression, chronic fatigue syndrome and other severe stress conditions.
 
 
Diurnal Cortisol Saliva 4xSummary: During a normal cortisol awakening response, adrenal hormone levels should increase 50% in the first 30 minutes after waking for the day and then begin to progressively drop through the afternoon and evening. To capture this response, three – rather than one – morning saliva collections are needed to properly chart the diurnal cortisol curve.
 

Price: $195.00

Also known by ZRT Lab Product Name: Cortisol Awakening Response - CAR

 

 

Cortisol Awakening Response Sample Collection

6-Tube Collection: Six cortisol collections in 24 hours is the most common method for assessing CAR. Start saliva collection within five minutes of waking for the day, followed by a second sample at 30 minutes, and a third sample at 60 minutes. The rest of the diurnal rhythm can be assessed at the normal time intervals – noon, evening and night (shown below).

 
 

Testing Instructions

Joomla Templates and Joomla Extensions by ZooTemplate.Com
 
The Canary Club is an educational advisory group with a team of medical advisors headed by Richard Shames, M.D.