Who should take the test?
All of us are familiar with the feeling of being under constant stress and feeling tense. Unfortunately, our body cannot differentiate between whether we are actually in a life-threatening situation or in a daily situation. In both cases the body produces a lot of stress hormones, especially cortisol and adrenalin.
Cortisol helps us to overcome these situations as quickly as possible and protects us from stress overload. If we find ourselves constantly in stressful situations, our bodies become flooded with cortisol. For this reason, an excessive cortisol level can indicate that we are overstressed and can have detrimental effects on our health: People who have high cortisol levels over a longer period of time have a considerably higher risk of suffering from burnout.
The test analyzes the morning values of the following hormone:
Our Cortisol Saliva Test gives you information about the cortisol concentration in your body as the right amount of cortisol is beneficial for general health and well-being.
How does it work?
After ordering, you receive the test kit with everything you need. You take the samples conveniently in the comfort of your own home and send them back and your sample will be analyzed at a CLIA-certified lab. After the analysis, you can download your results conveniently through our secure Verisana portal.
What will my results tell me?
Your results will provide detailed information about whether your cortisol level is normal, low, or high compared to reference ranges in your age group. You can then discuss the results with your doctor or health practitioner, who can give you further guidance and treatment recommendations.
What guidance will I get along with my results?
We always recommend the discussion of the mailed results with your doctor or practitioner. Although we do not offer therapy service ourselves, we will gladly assist you in finding a suitable therapist in your area. Besides, further information is available on our website, especially in the different test categories, under “health conditions” and the FAQs. Still have questions? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.