Cortisol Diurnal Rhythm (204-A)-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.

Sample Collection: 4 samples collected throughout a single day

Analytes Reported: Cortisol x 4

Collection Restrictions: The night before testing - Do not drink caffeine or alcohol, Gently brush teeth - do not cause bleeding and avoid heavy exercise. One hour before testing - do not brush your teeth or use dental floss or mouthwash. Do not eat, drink or chew gum. On day of collection - Avoid taking any hormones. Do not drink caffeine or alcohol. Do not smoke. Do not exercise heavily; walking or similar exercise is okay. Collect saliva before taking any medications or supplements, if applicable.

Description: Cortisol levels start high in the morning and decline as the day transpires. Levels may fluctuate high or low at any of the four times of measurement, due to stress, acute or chronic. The #204 is applicable to individuals not requiring DHEA-Sulfate measurements in their adrenal health diagnostics.