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Cortisol (Free) Urine Test
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Cortisol (Free) Urine Test

Cortisol (Free) Urine Test

A 24-hour urine test to measure the levels of cortisol in your body - to help investigate Cushing's syndrome or Addison's disease.
Urine sample 2 tests included 8 working days turnaround

£69.00

  • You want to investigate to see whether you could have Cushing's syndrome or Addison's disease
  • You are worried your stressful lifestyle is damaging your health
Cortisol is a steroid hormone, produced by the adrenal glands. It is vital for survival given its role in various bodily functions such as immunity, regulating blood pressure and releasing insulin for blood sugar maintenance. Cortisol has been termed 'the stress hormone' because it is secreted in higher quantities during the body's 'fight or flight' response to stress, and is responsible for several stress-related changes in the body.

A cortisol urine test tends to be more comprehensive than any other cortisol test as it measures the total amount of cortisol excreted into the urine over a 24-hour period whereas blood or saliva tests only measure cortisol levels at a particular time of day. Some people also find blood tests to be stressful and since the body releases more cortisol during times of stress, the results may be affected.

This test establishes the levels of cortisol in the urine and can help identify 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.

Adrenal Hormones

Sample details

Avoid stress when taking sample. Also do not take spironolactone or quinacrine. Specify total 24 hour urine volume.

3 simple steps

  • Take the test

    Take the test - either using your kit or visit a clinic.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample in the freepost pack to our fully accredited lab.
  • Get your results

    Get your doctor reviewed results on my.medichecks.com.
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Important

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.