Cortisol

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Cortisol tests measure the level of cortisol, a hormone produced by the adrenal glands, in the blood. These tests are important for assessing health, detecting hormonal imbalances, and monitoring treatments for cortisol-related conditions.

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Description

Cortisol tests measure the level of cortisol, a hormone produced by the adrenal glands, in the blood. Cortisol plays an important role in helping the body respond to stress and in regulating metabolism. In addition, cortisol helps regulate the immune system and helps regulate blood pressure. Increased levels of cortisol can be a sign of an underlying health condition, such as Cushing’s syndrome or Addison’s disease. Cortisol tests are important when assessing an individual’s health as they can help detect cortisol imbalances and associated health problems. Additionally, cortisol tests can help monitor the effectiveness of a patient’s treatment for a cortisol-related condition, as well as monitor for potential side effects of cortisol-targeted treatments.

FAQ's

AM I REQUIRED TO FAST?

You must fast at least twelve (12) hours prior to having your specimen collected.

IS A DOCTOR’S ORDER REQUIRED?

YES!

HOW LONG UNTIL MY RESULTS COME BACK?

LabCorp Not using insurance: Test results generally take between 24 to 72 business hours after your specimen is collected. If using insurance, the results may take longer.

Quest Diagnostics: Could take up to 10 business days.

Insurance Lab Requisition: Time frame varies depending on state.

DO I NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE MY LABS DRAWN?

You can walk in for same day testing at certain locations BUT we always recommend making an appointment at your lab location of choice to ensure you are seen in a timely fashion due to fasting.

You can walk in for same day testing at certain locations BUT we always recommend making an appointment at your lab location of choice to ensure you are seen in a timely fashion due to fasting.

Viking sends a copy of your Blood Test Order (Lab Requisition), electronically, to LabCorp or Quest depending on the choice you made.  A copy of the Blood Test Order will be sent to you via email. Please allow 24 hours or one business day for our staff to process your request.   It would be wise to bring the order with you to the lab as a reference when you arrive for your Lab appointment.

Make your appointment for a “Lab Draw” at your lab of choice.

LabCorp Locations and contact information: LabCorp Locations

Quest Locations and contact information: Quest Locations

HOW CAN I RECEIVE MY RESULTS?

Viking follows all HIPAA guidelines and state regulations regarding distribution of test results. You can choose to have your test results emailed or faxed. Patients can also create a patient portal via LabCorp/Quest and have access to their results online.

IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MY TEST RESULTS, WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?

We recommend setting up a consultation via our website with our VIKING medical staff.  https://vikingalternative.com/schedule-consultation