Koenisburg Adrenal Test

Koenisburg Adrenal Test

A urinary test for hypertension management and adrenal insufficiency. This is a fundamental test to assess health changes as this is the first gland that will tend to be affected in a decline of health. The procedure assesses for urinary chloride and gives an indirect measurement of sodium excretion.  Take the Stress Questionnaire to assess your level of stress

The goal is to assess sub-clinical stages of low adrenal function. Low energy, digestive upset, recurrent infections, fibromyalgia and many other conditions can be associated . The adrenals relate to all other areas of your health. This test assists in understanding the reserves of energy stores you have and cortisol levels.

The adrenal glands sit above our kidneys. They are like the body’s battery and gets recharged by proper sleep, lifestyle, and diet.

Highlight: Test for energy reserves of the body

Functional Test for: urinary chloride and how it relates to the adrenal gland

Indicated for those who: are fatigued, experiencing digestive concerns, headaches, and overall health concerns.

Fee Schedule:

As a group included in the MUT: 110

Individually: 35

The patient provides a urine sample, and the results are given on the same office visit.

PATIENT PREPARATION ( for all urinalysis):

First morning urine is most optimal
The specific gravity of the sample should be between 1.015-1.020 for optimal results
Patient Preparation : 24 hrs before test

  • It is helpful to consume chicken or turkey for tryptophan assists indican test
  • Eliminate the use of salt as much as possible
  • Eliminate all nutritional supplements
  • Eliminate iodine and bile supplements as they may cause false positives in the indican bowl test
  • Eliminate coffee, tea , colas and alcoholic beverages. These are diuretics and will concentrate the sample too much. Alcohol may also cause false negatives on the indican test and false positives for the oxidata test.
  • Reduce laxatives and bulking agents ie fiber ( interferes with indicant test)
  • Reduce the use of beets and carrots as they may discolor the urine and make the readings more difficult.
  • Drink 6 glasses of water each day

Information Courtesy of  Professional Health Products- In Office Lab Tests Manual