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Hair Cortisol Test

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The Hair Cortisol Test provides a complementary method of monitoring stress and cortisol exposure in the body over longer periods of time.
Cortisol is a steroid hormone that is produced by your 2 adrenal glands, which sit on top of each kidney. When you are stressed, increased cortisol is released into your bloodstream. Having the right cortisol balance is essential for your health, and producing too much or too little cortisol can cause health problems.

Measures hormone levels

Hair sample collection method

Long-Term Hormone Profiling


Sample Requirement: A maximum collection of 1.5 inches of new hair growth.

1. Purchase cortisol test online.

2. You will receive an email with instructions on how to collect and send your hair sample for analysis. 

3. Receive your report and schedule a consultation with an approved Avazera practitioner if desired. 


Results you can understand sent to your device!

Easy to Understand
Gain meaningful insights about your health with easy-to-understand test results. 

View a personalized report as well as detailed information about what your results mean for you!

Take action on your health and wellness. Use your report to help guide your next steps. 



Cortisol is most often measured in urine, saliva and blood. Although these methods can be insightful they only cover a spot time interval (24 hours) and are not good at predicting chronic or longitudinal stress. Because of these drawbacks, a better procedure for determining long term exposure to stress was devised. Using hair tissue has become a viable and  widely studied means to look at one's stess response over months vs. hours.

  • In general women have lower levels than men
  • Higher levels seen with diabetes
  • Higher in blacks than other ethnic groups - possibly because of hair being courser seems to increase cortisol levels (in-house study)
  • Depressive symptoms were associated with elevated levels although prolonged depression like PTSD showed lower levels
  • Age did not show differences in levels when correlated for diseases
  • Taking corticosteroids generated lower hair levels of cortisol
  • High BMI individuals had higher cortisol levels
  • Dyed hair had lower cortisol levels
  • Lower cortisol levels seen in seasons other than winter