Saliva Cortisol Test Results

Just received my latest saliva cortisol test results. Time of test ranges were 7-9am / 11am-1pm / 3-5pm / 10pm-midnight. I tried to do the test about the same time as the March one

7th July

Sample 1/ 9am 49.26 (7.45-32.56) HIGH

Sample 2/ 1.30pm 12.46 (2.76-11.31) HIGH

Sample 3/ 5.15pm 13.01 (1.38-7.45) HIGH

Sample 4/ 11pm 6.63 (0.83-3.86) HIGH

Sum of Cortisol 81.4


DHEA Cortisol Ratio NR (0.015-0.150)

DHEA Sample 1 (am) 3.47 (0.25-2.22)

DHEA Sample 3 (pm) 0.58 (0.25-2.22)

March Results

Sample 1/ 9am 82.43 (7.45-32.56) HIGH

Sample 2/ 1.30pm 22.03 (2.76-11.31) HIGH

Sample 3/ 5.15pm 10.24 (1.38-7.45) HIGH

Sample 4/ 11pm 3.13 (0.83-3.86 NORMAL

Sum of Cortisol 117.8

DHEA Mean 1.64

DHEA Cortisol Ratio 0.033 (0.015-0.150)

DHEA Sample 1 (am) 2.73 (0.25-2.22)

DHEA Sample 3 (pm) 0.55 (0.25-2.22)

The test report explains about DHEA but I don't understand what my results mean or what I should be doing to correct them. Can someone please tell me what they say?

Funny thing is that on the day of the test I felt quite good, but back to feeling crap the day after. Whether that reflects in the results I don't know

I have felt my levels creep up in the evening as I would normally have severe anxiety from waking up until the afternoon when the symptoms subside to almost disappearing in the evenings, but the last few days I have felt a little anxious/nauseous in the evenings which might explain

Delighted that my waking one has come down dramatically but then again I can't say that the results are totally accurate as I am a smoker although I didn't eat or smoke 1 hour before the test as stated and I was only up and about for about 3/4hr before the first sample was taken instead of the full hr that was required. Mornings are always so bad for me

3 Replies

  • Hi Jefner

    Sorry i cant offer any advice for high cortisol but if you type "high cortisol" in the search engine on this site you will got loads of information im sure. Kind wishes.

  • thanks hon, I know a lot already

  • Sorry Jeffner, i have misread your post, it is the DHEA you are asking about i think! i know diddly about this and having a quick poke on the internet there isnt much information on there either. Im hoping someone will be along soon to help you.

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