Cortisol x4 W/ Progesterone test kit detail:
Sample collection: x 4 saliva samples to be provided over a single day, at morning, noon, evening and night. x 1 Progesterone (from first sample)
The Cortisol x4 W/ Progesterone Test Kit results now include a Summary for each hormone.
Instructions provided with all TestoChecker hormone test kits®.
Warnings: Not suitable for people using prednisone/prednisolone therapy. Female: Don’t bother testing progesterone levels in the pre-ovulation phase (follicular phase) or whilst using birth control.
Fasting required: Yes – Overnight, more information is provided in the Cortisol x4 W/ Progesterone Test Kit instructions. This includes helpful advice regarding ‘Specimen collection and Meal Time.’
Why test Cortisol?
Cortisol is the body’s primary stress hormone. When the brain stimulates its release in response to physical or emotional stress, the adrenal glands secrete Cortisol into the general circulation. Cortisol helps the body regulate blood sugar levels, blood pressure, inflammation, the immune system, memory formulation. It also has a controlling effect on the body’s salt and water balance.
In women, Cortisol also supports the developing fetus during pregnancy. The hormone is secreted in a daily pattern and it this pattern that is measured with the Cortisol x4 W/ Progesterone Test Kit by TestoChecker®.
What can influence Cortisol Levels?
- Debilitating disease
Why test Progesterone?
Progesterone is a sex hormone involved in the production of other adrenal hormones, including Cortisol, Testosterone and Estrogen. Progesterone regulates ovulation in females, and sperm production and sexual behaviour in males.
What are symptoms of Progesterone imbalance?
- Weight gain
- Low sex drive
- Depressive symptoms
Symptoms will vary between individuals in both type and severity. Stop and seek medical help if you feel unwell.
More: There is no ideal specimen type for measuring hormones since there are advantages to each, depending on clinical goals. In the case of stress hormones like Cortisol, the majority of circulating hormones are bound to proteins and are biologically inert. Salivary testing assesses unbound, biologically-active level of the hormone within your body. This ‘result’ is considered to be more relevant.
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