Cortisol Serum (7 to 9 AM) - Serum

Cortisol Serum (7 to 9 AM) - Serum

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A cortisol test is done to measure the level of the hormone cortisol in the blood. The cortisol level may show problems with the adrenal glands or pituitary gland. Cortisol is made by the adrenal gland.

This Test Includes

Cortisol Serum (7 to 9 AM)

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:

  • Cortisol Serum (7 to 9 AM) - Serum

Test Instructions/Precautions:

  • Fasting: Maintain fasting 10-12 hours before sample collection
  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician
  • Fluids Allowed : Water only
  • Meals: Please avoid fatty / oily foods , sweets and fruits - 3

Reports

Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

You have a much greater chance of experiencing high cortisol at certain times due to increased stress in your life than you do of ever being diagnosed with Cushing's disease.

What is this test

Cortisol Serum test uses a blood sample to measure the level of cortisol present in your blood. Cortisol is a steroid hormone released by the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands sit on top of your kidneys. A cortisol level test may also be called a serum cortisol test.