Testosterone and Cortisol Blood Test
- Adrenal Hormones
Hormones (2 Biomarkers)
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. HRT and the contraceptive pill can affect the results of this test, taking the test during a break from these will give more accurate results. 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. Avoid taking a finger-prick sample from a finger used to handle hormone-gels or hormone-pessaries in the past 4 weeks.
Cortisol is a steroid hormone, produced by the adrenal gland. It's vital for survival as it's involved in various important functions such as immunity, regulating blood pressure and releasing insulin for blood sugar maintenance. Cortisol has been termed 'the stress hormone' because it's also secreted in higher levels during the body's 'fight or flight' response to stress, and is responsible for several stress-related changes in the body.
Why take this test?
- you are an athlete who wants to monitor levels of testosterone and cortisol during your training cycle
- you are training hard and are worried about overtraining and overreaching
- you are not making the gains in your training that you would expect
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