Cortisol (251)-BioHealth Kit

Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you.



Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Saliva

Results: 10-14 Business Days
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Collection Requirement: Single collection

Collection Instructions: Place the ice gel pack flat in your freezer and freeze for at least 36 hours. On day of collections do not drink caffeine, alcohol or smoke, unless otherwise instructed by your clinician. For one hour before collection, do not brush your teeth, floss or use mouthwash. Do not eat or drink anything except water. Unless instructed otherwise avoid taking any hormones on the day of collection. Collect saliva before taking any medications or supplements.

Description:
Cortisol is the body’s primary stress hormone. When the brain stimulates its release in response to physical or emotional stress, the adrenal glands secrete cortisol into the general circulation. Cortisol helps the body regulate blood sugar levels, blood pressure, inflammation, and the immune system, among numerous other roles.