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Cortisol (Serum)

Diagnose conditions such as Cushing's syndrome or Addison's disease

  • 15 min
  • 45 British pounds
  • 305 Neasden Lane, London NW10 1QR, UK

Service Description

Biomarker: Serum Cortisol (SCORT) Sample: BLOOD (LH) Results: 4 HRS Phlebotomy fee: £15.00 Recommended time for optimal test results: Morning (before 10 am) Cortisol (a.k.a. stress hormone) is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands, which are located on top of the kidneys. It plays a crucial role in regulating various physiological processes in the body, including - metabolism, - immune response, - blood sugar levels, and - stress response. Cortisol levels increase in response to stress and help the body cope with stressful situations. High Cortisol Level (Cushing's Syndrome): A chronically high cortisol level can be a sign of Cushing's syndrome, a condition where your body produces too much cortisol for an extended period. Symptoms of Cushing's syndrome can include: - Weight gain, especially in the upper body and face (moon face) - Thinning skin that bruises easily - Stretch marks on the abdomen, thighs, and breasts - Muscle weakness - High blood pressure - Mood swings and irritability - Irregular menstrual periods (females) - Excess facial hair (females) Low Cortisol Level (Addison's Disease): A chronically low cortisol level can indicate Addison's disease, a condition where your adrenal glands don't produce enough cortisol. Symptoms of Addison's disease can include: - Fatigue and weakness - Weight loss and decreased appetite - Nausea and vomiting - Low blood pressure - Darkening of the skin (hyperpigmentation) - Muscle cramps and pain - Loss of body hair (especially in females) - Depression or irritability

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Contact Details

  • 305 Neasden Lane, London NW10 1QR, UK


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