Study price: PLN 33.00
Waiting time for the result: result no later than the next working day
- We perform the test without prior reservation. Check the working hours of the collection center
Preparation for the study
- Cortisol is secreted in a diurnal rhythm. The highest level is found early in the morning, the lowest around midnight.
- The test material is blood.
- The patient does not need to be fasting.About 30 minutes before the test, it is advisable to drink a glass of water or bitter(unsweetened) tea.
If the test is performed after taking dexamethasone ( overnight dexamethasone inhibition test), you should
during registration, order the test " cortisol after dexamethasone loading ".
It is also used as a drug in the treatment of some chronic diseases (e.g. bronchial asthma) and interventional, short-term or one-time treatment of life-threatening conditions (e.g. shock, asthmatic condition).
Importance of the test: diagnosis of adrenal gland dysfunction, search for hormone-producing tumors, control in adrenal steroid therapy.
Abnormal values: in Cusching syndrome,
in Addison's disease. Abnormal secretion causes adrenal hyper- or hypothyroidism.
Note: under physiological conditions, the hormone secreted in a diurnal rhythm with an increase in concentration in the morning and a decrease in the evening.It is a classic stress hormone.
A single result is for illustrative purposes and cannot constitute a diagnosis of disease. Always consult your doctor.
Development and preparation of material (applies to contractors only)
Cortisol, Cort, hydrocortisone, adrenal cortex hormone, stress hormone