What is a Cortisol AM test?
Cortisol is a primary stress hormone that provides a protective response to a perceived threat or danger. There are certain diseases, such as Addison’s disease and Cushing’s disease that may affect the production of cortisol in the body. The cortisol test checks the level of cortisol in your blood, urine, or saliva.
When is the Cortisol AM recommended?
It is recommended to:Diagnose Cushing’s syndrome caused due to high cortisol levels.To analyse Addison’s disease.To measure and diagnose conditions of the adrenal glands or pituitary glands.
What does it measure?
The Cortisol AM test measures:The levels of the hormone cortisol in the blood.Cortisol is a hormone that is secreted by the adrenal glands that help in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. It also plays a regulatory role in maintaining blood sugar levels and the water balance of the body. It is also essential for the maintenance of a healthy immune system. The cortisol mainly remains bound to the proteins, and only a small portion remains free and metabolically active.The CRH stimulates the pituitary gland to secrete the adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), which, in turn, stimulates the production of cortisol from the adrenal glands to increase cortisol levels in the blood.Cortisol levels are regulated by a feedback mechanism. When cortisol levels rise to the required levels, it stops the secretion of CRH, which is generated by the hypothalamus.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 6 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Cortisol AM test in Delhi?
The cost of the Cortisol AM test in Delhi is Rs. 500.
How often should I get tested for the Cortisol AM test?
The Cortisol AM test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your conditions.
What are the normal values of the Cortisol AM test?
What is the type of sample required?
We require a blood sample for this test.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for a Cortisol AM test?
Fasting is required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a Cortisol AM test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a Cortisol AM test in Delhi?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time booked by you.
Why should I book a Cortisol AM test with Orange Health in Delhi?
Orange Health is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Delhi. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated e Medic will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR-approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!