Cortisol Test

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About Cortisol Test

After you book the test, Thyrocare experts will look forward to it. A team of sample collector will come to your place at your selected time slot and collect the sample.. Thyrocare is providing outstanding service to its customers. And that’s why Thyrocare is grade A certified by CRISIL(for a very good quality of service delivered).

AreYouHealthy is already offering this test at a meagre price but still, if you find this test at a lower price, please let us know, we will try to minimise it for you.

What Is The Cortisol Test?

A cortisol test is done to check the level of cortisol hormone in the blood. The adrenal glands produce cortisol. Cortisol has many duties. It helps the body to use sugar and fat for energy. Cortisol levels can be disturbed by many conditions, such as physical or emotional stress, infection, or injury. Generally, cortisol levels go high during the early morning hours and are highest at about 7 a.m. They drop very low in the evening. But if someone sleeps during the day and wake up at night, this pattern may be reversed.

This test helps in the diagnosis of diseases like Addison’s disease and Cushing’s disease.

What Are The Functions Of Cortisol?

Cortisol plays a very important role in a number of things, like it:-

  • Increases the blood sugar
  • Controls sleep/wake cycle
  • Keeps inflammation down
  • Boosts energy

What Are The Symptoms Of High Cortisol?

High cortisol can cause a number of symptoms. The symptoms may vary from person to person, depending upon the cause.

General signs and symptoms of high cortisol include:

  • Irritability
  • Acne
  • Headache
  • Weight gain and rounding of the face
  • High blood pressure
  • Muscle weakness

Serum Cortisol Test Description

  • UNITS: µg/dl
  • VOLUME: 1ml
  • NORMAL RANGE: 07.00 – 10.00 A.M. : 6.02 – 18.4 µg/dl 04.00 – 08.00 P.M. : 2.68 – 10.5 µg/dl
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