What can be learned from a Cortisol test. The Cortisol test is used to diagnose Cushing’s sydrome and Addison’s disease. The test can use urine or saliva. Once an abnormal Cortisol level has been detected your doctor will perform more tests to confirm.
When do you get a cortisol test? The answer to this question is when the patient has symptoms such as weakness fatigue, muscle wasting, and muscle weakness for Cushing’s or weakness fatigue, increased pigmentation for Addison’s .
If this is worrisome to you, than by all means get a cortisol test done, its as easy as clicking a button.