Cortisol-Ayumetrix Kit

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

Fasting Required: No

Specimen: 1 saliva sample

Lab: Ayumetrix

Results: 5-7 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.

Special Instructions: Do not drink alcohol on the day you collect your samples. Do not smoke or use tobacco, drink anything, or brush your teeth 30 minutes before you collect a sample. Do not consume dairy products, acidic or sugary foods within 30 minutes before you collect a sample.

Description: In addition to being called as "the stress hormone", cortisol helps in proper glucose metabolism, converting sugars into energy. High cortisol levels in men have been associated with hyperglycemia, weight gain, compromised immune function and high blood pressure. Cortisol imbalance is known to result in conditions like irritability, fatigue, depression, foggy thinking, weight gain and bone loss. Stress reducing activities including meditation and breathing exercise have been recommended to relieve stress levels and avoid premature aging.

Tests Included:
1 cortisol