A Stress Assessment involves various tests. The Complete Blood Count test is one of them; it is conducted to determine the cause of the stress-related disorder, especially if it is secondary to infection. Other than that, an inflammation marker test is also involved, which measures the level of CRP (c-reactive protein) and ESR (Erythrocyte sedimentation rate). The level of these can lead to depression and stress.
The Stress Assessment also includes lipid profile, thyroid function, hormone test, and Vitamin D total.
A lipid profile is evaluated to check the cholesterol levels and other lipids. The high levels of triglycerides, LDL, and decreasing HDL are all related to stress-related illnesses.
Vitamin D Total is done to detect deficiency of vitamin D as it could have an impact on mental health and lead to inability to cope with stress.
The cortisol level test checks high or low cortisol levels, which can lead to stress-related health disorders.
The thyroid profile measures the level of thyroid hormones, and the abnormal level of hormones can be due to stress and lead to depression.