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Cortisol Test – Determines cortisol deficiency or excess – Verisana Lab

Cortisol Test

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Our Cortisol Test measures the cortisol morning value in men and women via a saliva sample.

Cortisol is an important stress hormone and is mainly produced in the adrenal glands.

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  • Symptoms
  • Sample collection guide
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Who should take the test?

We are all familiar with the sensation of enduring continuous stress and tension. Regrettably, our body fails to discern whether we are genuinely facing a life-threatening scenario or simply dealing with everyday challenges. In both instances, our body generates an abundance of stress hormones, particularly cortisol and adrenaline.

Cortisol plays a pivotal role in helping us swiftly navigate these circumstances and shielding us from excessive stress. When we constantly find ourselves in taxing situations, our bodies become inundated with cortisol. Consequently, an elevated cortisol level can signify that we are experiencing excessive stress, which can negatively impact our well-being. Individuals with persistently high cortisol levels face a significantly heightened risk of experiencing burnout.

The test analyzes the morning values of the following hormone:

  • Cortisol

Our Cortisol 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?

Once your order has been processed, you will be sent a sample collection kit. You collect your sample from the comfort of your own home and send it right back to our CLIA-certified partner laboratory. We analyze your sample and inform you that your results have been uploaded to your confidential account on our secure website.

What guidance will I get along with my results?

Following the completion of the analysis, you will receive a lab report that includes explanations for the analyzed markers and details on potential symptoms linked to imbalances. Additionally, we strongly advise that you discuss the results you receive from us with your healthcare provider or practitioner.

Moreover, additional information can be found on our website, particularly within various test categories, “health conditions,” and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section. If you have any further inquiries, please feel free to reach out to us by sending an email to

How is my privacy protected?

Samples for our tests are collected in the privacy of your own home. Both we and our partner laboratories (which may be contracted by us to conduct some or all analyses of your test) take customer privacy very seriously.

You will be the sole person with access to this information, and we guarantee that we will not disclose your information to any unauthorized third parties. Additionally, all samples will be disposed of after analysis. Both our Verisana portal for registering kits and receiving results as well as our CLIA-certified partner laboratories are fully HIPAA-compliant.

Test measures
For the Cortisol Test we analyse:
  • Cortisol

Cortisol, originating in the adrenal glands, ranks as the foremost stress hormone alongside adrenaline. Stress hormones serve a crucial purpose by enabling the body to respond to specific pressures. They tap into energy reserves to prepare the body for “fight or flight” responses. Cortisol distribution is also heightened during strenuous physical labor, competitive sports, psychological, physical, and mental stress scenarios, as well as severe illnesses.

Cortisol assumes a significant role in various metabolic processes within the body. In immune processes, it contributes with its anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic properties and aids in maintaining overall health.

However, it’s important to note that both excessively low and excessively high cortisol levels can lead to unpleasant symptoms.

Chronic stress is widely recognized as detrimental to health, and stress serves as the primary trigger for elevated cortisol distribution. Elevated cortisol levels can result in symptoms such as compromised immunity, depression, physical fatigue, metabolic irregularities, diabetes, obesity, and sleep disturbances. Indeed, excessively high cortisol levels can manifest in discomforting symptoms.

Conversely, excessively low cortisol levels can disrupt overall well-being. Cortisol plays a pivotal role not only in providing energy reserves but also in maintaining cardiovascular health, gastrointestinal health, supporting the immune system, and contributing to brain functions.

Symptoms the Cortisol Test is suitable for:
  • Exhaustion
  • Low blood pressure
  • Depressive moods
  • Decreased stress resistance
  • Weight loss
  • Digestive problems
  • Cravings for sweet and salty foods
Sample collection guide

Please read the following instructions in detail, before starting with the sample collection.


Please download the instructions here


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Any Questions?

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Why is cortisol so important for the body?

Cortisol plays an essential role in various metabolic processes in the body. Due to its increased release in stressful situations, it provides energy by breaking down the sugar, fat and proteins stored in our body. Cortisol also helps with immune processes due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic effects.

How does the body react to stress?

In response to stress, whether it's from a life-threatening situation or everyday challenges, the body releases stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline to prepare for a "fight or flight" response.

What is the role of cortisol in stressful situations?

Cortisol helps the body navigate stressful situations efficiently and shields us from excessive stress. It assists in releasing energy reserves, enabling us to respond effectively to stressors.

Why is it important to know your cortisol levels?

Understanding your cortisol concentration is vital because the right amount of cortisol is essential for maintaining general health and overall well-being.

What does the cortisol level have to do with the "burnout syndrome"?

Burnout is the term used to characterize prolonged emotional exhaustion resulting from ongoing stress. In today's world, an increasing number of individuals experience this condition. Everyday challenges, such as those encountered at work, trigger continuous stress, initially prompting a surge in cortisol release. When this phase persists, the enduring stress eventually exhausts the adrenal cortex, impairing its ability to generate sufficient cortisol, resulting in a deficiency of this hormone.

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