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This test is prescribed for screening and aiding in the diagnosis of Cushing’s syndrome which are actually a group of symptoms and signs related to excess cortisol. It is also used in the diagnosis of Addison's disease where your cortisol levels decrease quite a lot. It detects problems related to adrenal and pituitary glands.

Cortisol is a hormone that is secreted by your adrenal gland. These hormones are released under stress. They are also produced to help breakdown lipids, proteins and carbohydrates by your body. The test evaluates free cortisol along with protein-bound in blood while the urine test evaluates just free cortisol.

Cortisol Test Cost in Various Indian Cities
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CityAverage PriceStarting PricePrice Upto
AgraRs. 528.00Rs. 400.00Rs. 700.00
AhmedabadRs. 509.00Rs. 300.00Rs. 900.00
AllahabadRs. 640.00Rs. 250.00Rs. 1600.00
AmbalaRs. 475.00Rs. 350.00Rs. 700.00
AnantapurRs. 510.00Rs. 250.00Rs. 750.00
BangaloreRs. 763.00Rs. 275.00Rs. 2000.00
BareillyRs. 545.00Rs. 300.00Rs. 750.00
BelgaumRs. 535.00Rs. 300.00Rs. 650.00
BhilaiRs. 490.00Rs. 400.00Rs. 550.00
BhopalRs. 588.00Rs. 400.00Rs. 900.00
BhubaneswarRs. 571.00Rs. 450.00Rs. 800.00
BikanerRs. 560.00Rs. 450.00Rs. 700.00
ChandigarhRs. 641.00Rs. 250.00Rs. 1000.00
ChennaiRs. 570.00Rs. 300.00Rs. 900.00
CoimbatoreRs. 600.00Rs. 360.00Rs. 1000.00
CuttackRs. 706.00Rs. 390.00Rs. 1050.00
DarbhangaRs. 690.00Rs. 400.00Rs. 1500.00
ErnakulamRs. 530.00Rs. 400.00Rs. 800.00
EtawahRs. 675.00Rs. 550.00Rs. 800.00
FaridabadRs. 525.00Rs. 130.00Rs. 900.00
GandhinagarRs. 529.00Rs. 400.00Rs. 900.00
GhaziabadRs. 560.00Rs. 400.00Rs. 1000.00
GorakhpurRs. 480.00Rs. 400.00Rs. 550.00
GunturRs. 670.00Rs. 400.00Rs. 1000.00
GurgaonRs. 581.00Rs. 500.00Rs. 850.00
GuwahatiRs. 630.00Rs. 200.00Rs. 1000.00
GwaliorRs. 640.00Rs. 450.00Rs. 1200.00
HaridwarRs. 480.00Rs. 250.00Rs. 900.00
HooghlyRs. 663.00Rs. 450.00Rs. 1200.00
HowrahRs. 550.00Rs. 200.00Rs. 800.00
HyderabadRs. 658.00Rs. 200.00Rs. 2020.00
IndoreRs. 675.00Rs. 300.00Rs. 1000.00
JaipurRs. 608.00Rs. 150.00Rs. 850.00
JalandharRs. 558.00Rs. 400.00Rs. 950.00
JamshedpurRs. 615.00Rs. 450.00Rs. 850.00
JodhpurRs. 548.00Rs. 450.00Rs. 700.00
KanpurRs. 493.00Rs. 350.00Rs. 580.00
KochiRs. 443.00Rs. 350.00Rs. 500.00
KolhapurRs. 423.00Rs. 300.00Rs. 530.00
KolkataRs. 657.00Rs. 350.00Rs. 1000.00
KotaRs. 541.00Rs. 300.00Rs. 1000.00
KurnoolRs. 630.00Rs. 600.00Rs. 660.00
LucknowRs. 763.00Rs. 400.00Rs. 1800.00
LudhianaRs. 589.00Rs. 350.00Rs. 950.00
MaduraiRs. 723.00Rs. 400.00Rs. 1500.00
MangaloreRs. 571.00Rs. 370.00Rs. 900.00
MeerutRs. 575.00Rs. 300.00Rs. 1400.00
MohaliRs. 592.00Rs. 400.00Rs. 1000.00
MumbaiRs. 647.00Rs. 340.00Rs. 1200.00
MysoreRs. 764.00Rs. 300.00Rs. 1100.00
NagpurRs. 456.00Rs. 300.00Rs. 600.00
NashikRs. 566.00Rs. 400.00Rs. 800.00
Navi MumbaiRs. 779.00Rs. 500.00Rs. 1500.00
DelhiRs. 596.00Rs. 250.00Rs. 1200.00
NoidaRs. 670.00Rs. 450.00Rs. 1200.00
PanjimRs. 689.00Rs. 500.00Rs. 800.00
PatnaRs. 796.00Rs. 500.00Rs. 2400.00
PondicherryRs. 555.00Rs. 150.00Rs. 800.00
PuneRs. 672.00Rs. 150.00Rs. 2625.00
RaipurRs. 591.00Rs. 300.00Rs. 900.00
RajkotRs. 558.00Rs. 450.00Rs. 740.00
RanchiRs. 597.00Rs. 450.00Rs. 1200.00
SalemRs. 571.00Rs. 350.00Rs. 800.00
SecunderabadRs. 648.00Rs. 250.00Rs. 1000.00
SiliguriRs. 878.00Rs. 500.00Rs. 3100.00
SolapurRs. 930.00Rs. 450.00Rs. 1500.00
SrikakulamRs. 560.00Rs. 300.00Rs. 800.00
SrinagarRs. 528.00Rs. 400.00Rs. 700.00
SuratRs. 514.00Rs. 250.00Rs. 1000.00
ThaneRs. 607.00Rs. 380.00Rs. 850.00
ThiruvananthapuramRs. 454.00Rs. 300.00Rs. 590.00
TirupatiRs. 590.00Rs. 350.00Rs. 900.00
UdaipurRs. 600.00Rs. 300.00Rs. 800.00
VadodaraRs. 417.00Rs. 350.00Rs. 500.00
ValsadRs. 530.00Rs. 500.00Rs. 550.00
VaranasiRs. 670.00Rs. 550.00Rs. 1000.00
VijayawadaRs. 586.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 1200.00
VisakhapatnamRs. 467.00Rs. 150.00Rs. 900.00
WarangalRs. 805.00Rs. 600.00Rs. 1000.00

Cortisol is a steroid hormone that is produced when your adrenal glands are triggered out of threat. When you are frightened with a certain event, your brain releases adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). These hormones notify your adrenal gland to produce adrenaline and cortisol.

Whenever you are subjected to any sort of danger, cortisol is released in your body. Presence of this hormone in your body also indicates that you are under stress. It creates a fight-or-flight response in your brain. Rise in the levels of cortisol makes you highly energetic and makes you feel stronger.

The fight-or-flight response will subdue any functions that are not needed at that moment. This response can lead to the following health issues:

  • Dryness of throat and mouth
  • Diarrhea
  • Increased heart rate
  • Stomach upset
  • Panic attacks

Excessive release of cortisol can subdue your reproductive system, growth process and the process of digestion. It also affects the responses of your immune system when it is produced.

Cortisol test has multiple aims and can be prescribed for the following:

  • Measure the levels of cortisol in your body
  • Evaluate working of pituitary and adrenal glands
  • Diagnostic means for Cushing's syndrome and Addison's disease
  • Suspicion of abnormal levels of cortisol

The examination technique for studying cortisol level includes two methodologies. Sampling blood or urine, or both, can provide a proper count of cortisol in your body. Based on the aim of your cortisol test, you will be asked to provide samples. Pathologist may ask patients to provide blood and urine samples both in order to learn the amount of bound cortisol and free cortisol in your system.

Information about sample collection and other medical paper work will be provided to you in advance by the respective medical staff. Ensure you take proper precautions before the test if asked.

Cortisol Test FAQs
Q: What is cortisol test?
A: It is a test conducted to examine cortisol levels in the blood. Hormone cortisol is produced by the adrenal glands.
Q: Why is cortisol test done?
A: To assess decreased or increased cortisol manufacture which could affect blood pressure control, bone growth, protein, carbohydrate, and fat metabolism, immune system function, stress response, and nervous system function.
Q: What are the normal cortisol values for adults and newborns?
A: Adults: 5-23 mcg/dL (morning) | 3-16 mcg/dL (afternoon) and newborns: 2-11 mcg/dL.
Q: What do high cortisol levels mean?
A: Hyperthyroidism, Cushing's syndrome, kidney or liver disorder, obesity, adrenal gland tumor or overactive adrenal glands, sepsis, consumption of birth control drugs, etc.
Q: What could cause low cortisol levels?
A: Pituitary gland issues, adrenal gland tuberculosis, cancer, Addison's disease, or head injury.