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Cortisol Test, Serum (3 to 5 PM)

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Overview


What is Cortisol Test, Serum (3 to 5 PM)?

This is a blood test that is done to ascertain the Cortisol levels in the blood. Usually, the test involves drawing blood in the morning and the late afternoon or evening. The two samples are tested to check the differing Cortisol levels in the body with respect to the time of the day.


Why is Cortisol Test, Serum (3 to 5 PM) done?

The test is performed to check whether the Cortisol levels in the blood are too high or too low. The test can be used to diagnose diseases that affect the Cortisol level in the body. These diseases include,
• Addison’s disease
• Cushing’s disease.



Interpreting Cortisol Test, Serum (3 to 5 PM) results


Interpretations

Normal range for PM Cortisol tests,
• Adults= 0-10 mcg/dL
• Elderly= 3-13 mcg/dL
• Child= 3-10 mcg/dL
If the cortisol levels are higher or lower than these ranges, than the patient may be suffering from an underlying condition.




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