I got the impression that the testing methods were not really accurate just by doing a bunch of reading on the subject. The things that were said about the testing was that there really was no good way to 'catch' adrenal fatigue before it turns into adrenal exhaustion - which is a place I have no desire to go.
Is the information that I was reading wrong??? Please do tell me if you feel it is, as then I will read a bunch more on the subject.
It is also my understanding (from my own reading) that the tests are not reliable, although I have never had them done.
I'm not sure if you are questioning the saliva or the blood test or both, but, yes, I think although they are more "modern thinking" that saliva tests are fairly accurate, especially when done 4x throughout the day, and absolutely blood tests are. There are doctors who recognize adrenal fatigue (before becoming Addisons) and treat it. One of the first books I read after becoming sick was James Wilson's Adrenal Fatigue the 21st Century Syndrome (I think that is the exact title). I didn't like his products, but loved the information in his book - very helpful.
I think, it is imperative to treat all "imbalances" for one to truly heal and more often than not, chronic illnesses cause multiple imbalances, nutritionally, hormonally, etc. There are reliable tests available to help us determine what we need.