Cortisol is a hormone generated by the adrenal glands that aid in the digestion of carbs, lipids, and proteins and regulates stress levels in the body. Stress, injury, disease, infection, and intense activity alter cortisol levels. Cortisol levels rise when the pituitary glands produce the adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) into the bloodstream. As a result, the cortisol test evaluates cortisol levels in the blood and aids in detecting abnormalities with the adrenal or pituitary glands.

Why done? 

A cortisol test is performed to discover problems with the adrenal and pituitary glands and check whether they are releasing enough hormones. Cortisol production is affected by some illnesses, such as Cushing's disease and Addison's disease, and the test can assist diagnose these conditions.

Some of the symptoms of high cortisol levels are:

High sugar levels
• Osteoporosis
• Muscle weakness
• Fragile skin
• Overweightness
• High blood pressure

Some of the symptoms of low cortisol levels are:

• Muscle weakness
• Low blood pressure
• Weight loss
• Stomach pain
• Dark patches on the skin


You'll have blood extracted from an arm vein. 

How does one prepare for the test? 

No preparation is needed.

Required documents for Cortisol Test:

Doctor prescription. 
• A valid government ID.

After Care: 

Leave the dressing strip on for 15 minutes. No particular type of care is required.

Cost of Cortisol Test in Delhi: 

The CORTISOL Test cost varies by region and facility. So constantly get tested at trustworthy diagnostic centres like Ganesh Diagnostic. It is staffed by trained and experienced professionals to assure patient and visitor safety.

₹ 275 550 Pay Now Limited Offer


Test Type Cortisol

Cortisol Test (Pathology Test)


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