Cortisol (C) - Saliva Test

Cortisol (C) - Saliva Test

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Cortisol (C) - Saliva Test - Single Test in Saliva

Why Cortisol Test Is Used

Cortisol testing may be ordered if a physician suspects certain disorders such as Cushing’s syndrome. This is sometimes found in individuals with high levels of cortisol. Symptoms suggestive of this may include:

  • Elevated blood pressure
  • High blood sugar
  • Obesity, with weight distributed around the trunk
  • Weak muscles
  • Purple streaking around the abdomen
  • Osteoporosis
  • Skin that’s easily broken

Cortisol levels may be examined in women with irregular menstrual periods and the presence of facial hair and in children slow to develop and short in stature. Testing may also be done when either adrenal insufficiency is suspected, or a condition known as Addison’s disease. In cases such as these, cortisol levels are too low and individuals may experience:

  • Loss of weight
  • Weakness in muscles
  • Fatigue
  • Lowered blood pressure
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Patches of darkened skin (Addison’s disease)

A decrease in cortisol production, in addition to a stressful event or crisis could trigger a life-threatening adrenal event requiring emergency medical attention. Symptoms of such an event may include:

  • Severe pain in the legs, abdomen, or lower back that is sudden
  • Vomiting and diarrhea, that results in dehydration
  • Drop-in blood pressure
  • Loss of consciousness


Interested in our popular Diurnal Cortisol Test that tests your cortisol level at 4 points throughout the day? Find that here: Diurnal Cortisol Test

Cortisol Testing Education: Cortisol Testing

How Does It Work?

  • Step 1

    Order the test kit online and a complete materials package will be delivered to your door.

  • Step 2

    Follow the instructions for the collection of saliva, blood, or urine and return samples via prepaid shipping label.

  • Step 3

    Get results quickly and discreetly through a secure online portal or have a physical copy sent directly to you.


Why Test With Us?

  • Highest Testing Standards

    We use the most up-to-date collection methods to secure blood, urine, and saliva samples for shipment and testing. Our at-home test kits and methodologies meet the highest standards for both quality and validity.

  • Certified Testing Labs

    CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) certified laboratories are used to receive and evaluate test samples. This ensures strict adherence to both state and federal guidelines with regular inspections from applicable government agencies.

  • Key Facts About The Lab

    Operating for over 20 years with over 8 million tests completed. Developed three distinct hormone testing methods. Partner with the CDC and NIH on research.


Ask a Question
  • Could I see a sample of the report so I know if it will work for what I need?


    You can see an example report of the Diurnal 4 point cortisol test results here:

    Please let us know if you have any other questions. 

  • And do we just send only the test tube back so we only need to purchase a small envelope?

    Everything is provided within the test kit. Return shipping as well as return packaging.

  • Are there any discounts for buying in bulk? Once Saliva Test Kit is received, do I have to register online? Thank you.

    Hello! And thank you for your question. We do offer quantity discounts. Please email us at for discounted or provider pricing.

  • Is the return envelope with the completed test inside postage pre-paid and ready to drop in the mailbox, or is there postage due and we need to go to the post office?

    Hi! The test kits contain a UPS or US Postal Service return label for sample returns within the US.