Cortisol Blood Test

  • Item # LC004051

Tests for chronic stress impact

Cortisol Blood Test

  • Item # LC004051

Tests for chronic stress impact

This test measures blood levels of cortisol, a hormone released by the adrenal glands during stress. While cortisol is essential to our lives, high cortisol levels produced during chronic stress are associated with adverse effects.

Cortisol is the major adrenal steroid hormone and is controlled by the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus. The body’s stress response increases cortisol in order to mobilize energy to manage and resolve the stressor.

Chronic stress can fatigue the adrenal gland which can disrupt its normal diurnal control over cortisol. This disruption can lead to symptoms like fatigue, weight gain, insomnia, depression, and anxiety.

So if you’re feeling tired and stressed out, check your cortisol level.

Instructions

Ideally, this test should be checked in the morning around 8 a.m. Fasting is not required for this test. Take all medications as prescribed.

The laboratory services are for informational purposes only. It is not the intention of National Diagnostics, Inc and Life Extension to provide specific medical advice but rather to provide users with information to better understand their health. Specific medical advice including diagnosis and treatment will not be provided. Always seek the advice of a trained health professional for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Both the physician and the testing laboratory are independent contractors with whom National Diagnostics, Inc makes arrangements for your blood tests. Neither National Diagnostics, Inc or Life Extension will be liable for any acts or omissions of the physician, the testing laboratory, or their agents or employees.

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Checking it out! Super easy process. Good to have results on file.

Susan

Cortisol Blood Test

$39.00

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