This Morning Cortisol at-home test detects if you are starting your day with Cortisol levels above or below the healthy range.
-Tests Cortisol(C) Hormone Levels in Saliva
-Results Available in Just 5-7 Business Days From Date Specimen is Received
-Includes a Detailed Report of Hormone Levels to Review with Your Doctor
Understanding Cortisol Levels
Cortisol is termed as the stress hormone because it is produced at higher levels during the body’s fight or flight response to stress. But aside from this, Cortisol is also involved in other bodily functions, such as regulation of blood pressure, inflammatory response, and proper glucose metabolism. Abnormal levels of Cortisol in the bloodstream are associated with some negative effects, including suppressed thyroid function, decreased bone density and muscle tissue, increased abdominal fat, impaired cognitive functions and higher blood pressure, to name a few.
This single Morning Cortisol test will help indicate if you are starting your day with Cortisol levels in an abnormal range. However, your levels of cortisol fluctuate normally throughout the day, making a full day, Diurnal Cortisol test a more complete representation of cortisol health.
**PLEASE NOTE: When Selecting the Single Cortisol Panel, This Only Tests Your MORNING Cortisol Levels. If You Want to Test Your Full Day, Diurnal (4x) Cortisol Levels, You Need to Purchase This Test.**
Common Signs and Symptoms that may be associated with AM-Cortisol variation in both Males and Females:
High blood pressure
Increased levels of cholesterol
Changes in blood sugar levels
Aches and pains
If you are experiencing any of the following signs and symptoms, measuring your Cortisol levels may assist you and your physician in making an accurate and conclusive diagnosis. This saliva Cortisol testing kit helps you determine whether or not your Cortisol hormone levels are within the expected optimal range depending on your age and sex. It may prove very helpful to you and your physician in knowing if any observed complications are in any way associated with the variations in your Cortisol levels. It is particularly useful if you have been under a lot of stress lately.