At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
When to Get Tested?
When your healthcare provider suspects excess or deficient cortisol production
Test Preparation Needed?
You may be required to rest before sample collection. For a salivary cortisol test, you may be instructed to refrain from eating, drinking, or brushing your teeth for a period of time (may be some time between 15 to 30 minutes) prior to the test. Follow any instructions you are given.