This test provides measurements of cortisol levels across four saliva samples.
The Cortisol 4 Point Saliva, 4 Samples test is a diagnostic test that measures cortisol levels at four specific times throughout the day using saliva samples. Cortisol is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands that plays a crucial role in the body's stress response, metabolism, immune function, and maintaining blood pressure. This test is ordered to assess the diurnal variation of cortisol levels, which refers to the natural fluctuation of cortisol levels throughout the day.
People ordering this test must acquire a specimen collection kit at the lab prior to making a collection. Saliva should be collected at the time(s) prescribed by your doctor. No food or fluids for 30 minutes prior to collection. Do not use any creams, lotions, or steroid inhalers immediately prior to collection. Avoid any activity that can cause your gums to bleed, including brushing and flossing your teeth. Consult with your doctor if this is a chronic problem. Do not use this kit on anyone with increased risk of swallowing or choking.
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You must follow the collection kit directions very closely to take the Cortisol Saliva Test at home.
Once you receive the results of your test, you will need to consult with your provider. Only a medical professional can advise you on the healthy ranges of cortisol in your body and help you develop a treatment plan if necessary. You can get an online consultation with a vetted, highly rated doctor through Tripment Health.
Normal aging is associated with cortisol changes, including changes in the structure and function of the adrenal gland. Infection, stress, pregnancy, birth control pills, and other medicines can also affect cortisol levels.
To prepare for a Cortisol Saliva Test, your provider will issue a specimen container and specific collection instructions. They may ask you to not eat, drink, or brush your teeth 30 minutes prior to collection. Because cortisol levels change throughout the day, your provider will likely recommend that your test be conducted at a specific time when cortisol levels are lower. Cortisol Saliva Tests are considered to be highly accurate, though they may be used in conjunction with additional blood, urine, or imaging tests, such as CT scans and MRIs, for an even deeper analysis. Cortisol Saliva Test results typically take 4-9 business days to process.
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