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Testing Methods and Safety

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Testing Methods and Safety

The current concern over the dangerous Ebola virus has heightened awareness about infections that can be transmitted via contact with body fluids. The last thing we want is to be exposed to body fluids from others infected with dangerous organisms and, ironically, a likely place to encounter such fluids is the phlebotomy station at the doctor’s office. How can exposure to other people who may be sickened with an infectious agent be minimized? One way to minimize exposure is to use at-home sample collection methods, a hallmark of ZRT lab testing, which ensure seclusion and don’t require samples to be...

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Cortisol Hormone Testing in Saliva, Blood & Urine

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Cortisol Hormone Testing in Saliva, Blood & Urine

Hormone Test Providers should be aware that three different body fluids – saliva, blood or urine – can be used to assess adrenal gland function, and should know each method’s advantages and disadvantages, when deciding how to test patients. Inadequate or excessive production or disrupted circadian patterns of cortisol synthesis by the adrenal glands in response to stressors can eventually lead to imbalances in blood glucose levels, impaired immune response, as well as a host of different hormonal imbalances, all of which are associated with multiple adverse conditions and symptoms.    Saliva   Cortisol is synthesized by the adrenal glands and released into the bloodstream in...

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