About the Custom Cortisol Test
Adjustable specimen collection times to suit the individuals sleeping pattern. The desired collection times are selected manually for each of the four saliva collections using the drop down menus provided. The reference range used for comparison of the levels (in the results) will be synchronised to fit your “day”.
Please note: This test is not intended as a diagnostic tool for disease. If you require help with ordering, please get in touch via the Contact Box here on this website. If you have doubts about the suitability of this test, or questions of a medical nature, contact your General Practitioner for advice.
Referral provided: Yes.
Fasting requirements: Fasting for 1 hour prior to each sample collection. (Collecting samples just before meals is suggested.)
Instructions provided: Yes.
Test results include:
- Coloured results coded graph. (By the lab)
- Personalized Summary. (By the lab)
- Advice in cases where an irregular result is discovered.
Test time: 8 business days.
Used by date: 12 months from purchase.
Warning: Not suitable for people using prednisone/prednisolone therapy.
Step by Step
- Select the sample collection times that fit your sleep wake cycle. Have this test delivered to your doorstep.
- Perform saliva sample collection’s and complete the included referral form.
- Post your samples and referral form back to the lab’ using the Express Post satchel.
Finally, receive your hormone test results by secure .PDF to your designated email address.
‘Why we added Flexible Collections‘ if you are not already familiar with this process.
Information: *Study lead investigators, Helmuth Haslacher and Alexander Pilger from the Division of Medical-Chemical Laboratory Diagnostics (KILM) of MedUni Vienna and Robert Winker from the stress clinic at the Health and Prevention Center of the KFA (Health Insurance Agency) | 2012 – Salivary hormone measurement using LC/MS/MS: specific and patient-friendly tool for assessment of endocrine function. Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokyo University of Science, Noda, Japan. PMID: 22975487.