Cortisol Blood Test
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- Adrenal Hormones
Adrenal Hormones (1 Biomarker)
Special instructionsPlease take your sample as soon as possible after waking. Your result could be affected by corticosteroid medication (e.g. prednisolone). Ask your doctor whether you should stop before testing. Do not take biotin supplements for 2 days prior to this test. If you are taking prescribed biotin you should discuss this with your doctor.
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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of your results
One of our team of doctors will review your results and give you personalised advice based on your medical history, lifestyle and health and fitness goals.
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