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Cortisol Total Blood Test

$52.00

* This is not a home test kit. You will need to visit a local lab for testing.

Description

Use:

Cortisol is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands (small organs on top of each kidney). Production and secretion of cortisol is stimulated by ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone), a hormone produced by the pituitary gland, a tiny organ located inside the head below the brain.

Cortisol has a range of roles in the body. It helps break down protein, glucose, and lipids, maintain blood pressure, and regulate the immune system. Heat, cold, infection, trauma, stress, exercise, obesity, and debilitating disease can influence cortisol concentrations.

Inadequate amounts of cortisol can cause nonspecific symptoms such as weight loss, muscle weakness, fatigue, low blood pressure, and abdominal pain. Too much cortisol can cause increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, obesity, fragile skin, purple streaks on the abdomen, muscle weakness, and osteoporosis.

Recommended For:

Diagnosing and monitoring Cushing’s syndrome, Addison’s disease, adrenocortical insufficiency.

Special Notes:

No special preparation is necessary prior to blood sample collection.

Tests Included:

Quest
Cortisol (367)

Estimated Turn Around For Results:

2-10 Business Days

For an exact turnaround time for results, please contact us at Personalabs and we will contact the lab on your behalf as turnaround times vary depending on testing location or lab testing provider.

Get Tested In Three Easy Steps

  • Step 1 - Order Your Test

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  • Step 2 - Visit The Lab

    Find a location in your area. Print and present your Doctor’s order at the lab.

  • Step 3 - Get Your Results

    In most cases your lab results are available in your confidential Personalabs account in 24-48 hours.

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