Cortisol Blood Test
Is it for you?
- Adrenal Hormones
Adrenal Hormones (1 Biomarker)
From the expert
A cortisol blood test will help you identify whether you are experiencing too much stress and should take measures to reduce it. Stress is not just mental and emotional, it can be physical too. Athletes who overtrain can have high levels of cortisol in their blood.
This test establishes the levels of cortisol in the blood at 9am and can help identify medical conditions such as Cushing's syndrome, which is caused by too much cortisol, or Addison's disease, which is caused by damage to the adrenal glands and is associated with too little cortisol.
Why take this test?
- You want to check your stress levels with a simple finger-prick blood test
- You feel constantly run-down and think stress may be the cause
- You are experiencing symptoms which you think might be related to your adrenal function
- You are an athlete who wants to check for overtraining
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