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Cortisol (Day Curve Test)

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

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

Service Description

This test involves taking multiple blood samples ( 4 times) throughout the day to assess cortisol level fluctuations. Unless you have specific sample times, the following times are recommended: Sample 1: 08:00 Sample 2: 10:00 Sample 3: 12:00 Sample 4: 15:30 Biomarker: Serum Cortisol (SCORT) Sample: BLOOD (LH) Results: SAME DAY Phlebotomy fee: Inclusive ABOUT CORTISOL ============== 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


Cancellation Policy

To cancel or schedule, please contact us 24 hours in advance


Contact Details

  • 305 Neasden Lane, London NW10 1QR, UK

    02071268511

    info@ejbio.co.uk


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