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Blood am cortisol elevated (875nmol/l). what could have caused this? test taken at 8am. 1 hour after waking up.

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Dr. Nazhat Sharma answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Cortisol controversy: This test is done to assess under producing or overactive adrenal glands, an adrenal gland tumor, some types of cancer, or long-term use of corticosteroids. cortisol level is always highest early morning. Tests repeated in blood and saliva are done plus 24 hour urine levels are more accurate. variations in diagnosis. See endocrinologist.

Answered 3/29/2015

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