Cortisol

This test measures the amount of cortisol within the blood.  Cortisol is known as 'the stress hormone' as it is released in higher quanties when you body is placed under stress.   This may be caused by a number of  reasons including excessive dieting, anxiety or too much physical exercise.  As cortisol levels fluctuate throughout the day, this test must be taken between 8-10am,  before eating.

Why take this test?

  • Check how much stress your body is under
  • Check your adrenal gland function
Test cost:
£39.00
Test type: finger prick
Estimated turnaround
2 days
From receipt of sample

Key benefits when using Forth testing

Fast & accurate

Fast & accurate analysis from accredited laboratory

Convenient

Tests can be done at home

Secure

Secure access to online results

Online dashboard

Online dashboard which tracks results over time

Included in this test

Metabolic

Metabolism refers to the chemical processes which take place within your body that converts food into energy. Good nutrition is essential for a healthy metabolism. Problems with your metabolism can lead to fluctuations in weight as well as fatigue or hyperactivity.

Tested biomarkers
  • Cortisol (9am)

How it works

Collect sample

We will send you a finger prick kit to use at home

Post sample

Pop your sample in the post to us using a pre-paid envelope

Online results

View your results on your secure personal health dashboard

Testimonials
Jude , 42

Using Forth to test key biomarkers has given me the confidence to get on with my training, as well as putting me in control of the areas I need to improve.  I’ll be testing again after my next race to see how all the hard training has affected my numbers.

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