Stress Cortisol Saliva Tests (4)
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- Adrenal Hormones
Adrenal Hormones (4 Biomarkers)
Special instructionsSamples are taken after waking, 12 noon, 4pm and before going to sleep. If you are tracking your results over time then it is vital that you always take your samples at the same time. High dose biotin supplements can affect this test. If you are taking more than the recommended daily amount then you should not take your supplements for 2 days prior to this test. If you are taking high dose biotin for medical reasons (e.g. multiple sclerosis) then you should discuss this with your doctor. Use of the oestrogen containing medications such as hormone replacement therapy or the combined oral contraceptive pill can cause elevated cortisol readings. This test can be affected by corticosteroid medications such as prednisolone. If you are taking a corticosteroid medication then we recommend that you discuss with your doctor whether this test is needed, and if so whether you should continue taking your corticosteroid medication. Do not consume food or drink for thirty minutes before your test. Do not brush your teeth for thirty minutes before your test. If your saliva sample gets contaminated by food, drink or even small amounts of blood (e.g. from your gums after brushing your teeth) then your result may be affected.
Why take this test?
- You want to check your that your stress levels aren't too high
- You crave sugar and carbohydrates late in the day
- You find it difficult to wake in the morning and to get to sleep at night
- You feel constantly tired and run down and wonder whether high cortisol is to blame
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