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Cortisol
Blood Test

£39

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Cortisol blood tests are used to assess stress levels and help diagnose Cushing's syndrome and Addison's disease, which are adrenal disorders.

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Key benefits

1

Accurate tests
from accredited laboratories

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Easy-to-use
test kits you can do at home

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Confidential results
provided securely online

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Qualified doctors
will interpret your results

Cortisol blood test

About this test

Cortisol is a steroid hormone, produced by the adrenal glands. It is vital for survival given its role in various functions such as immunity, regulating blood pressure and releasing insulin for blood sugar maintenance. Cortisol has been termed 'the stress hormone' because it is secreted in higher quantities during the body's 'fight or flight' response to stress, and is responsible for several stress-related changes in the body.

This test establishes the levels of cortisol in the blood. Cushing's syndrome is caused by too much cortisol, while Addison's disease is caused by damage to the adrenal glands, and is associated with too little cortisol.

Who is this test for?

This test is for anyone wanting a check their cortisol levels to assess adrenal function. 

How it works

Collect Sample

We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.

Post Sample

Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.

View Results

View results securely in your own personal dashboard.

Important Information

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.

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Hormones

Cortisol is a stress hormone produced by the adrenal glands. It is vital to survival given its role in functions such as immunity, regulating blood pressure and releasing insulin for blood sugar maintenance.

Raised cortisol levels (Cushing's syndrome) can lead to rapid weight gain, especially around the waist, excessive body hair (in women) and loss of libido and erectile dysfunction (in men).

Low levels of cortisol (Addison's disease) can lead to fatigue, nausea, skin discolouration and low blood pressure. 

Finger-prick blood sample collection kit

We will send you your Cortisol blood test finger-prick blood sample collection kit which contains everything you need to take your blood sample in the comfort of your own home. If you are unsure about completing a finger-prick blood sample collection you will have the opportunity to select a clinic-based venous blood sample option during the checkout process.

How to collect a finger-prick blood sample

Postage & packaging

Your Cortisol blood test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.

Private laboratory analysis

Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.

Interpretation of results

Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Cortisol blood test results can be downloaded for your doctor.

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Once you have placed your order you will receive login details to mymedichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Cortisol blood test results.

Health and Lifestyle tracker

Stay motivated by filling in your online health and lifestyle questionnaire and seeing how improvements in your lifestyle can influence your results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.


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