24 hour urine collection

When is this performed? This is required when diseases such as primary hyperparathyroidism, phaeochromocytoma and carcinoid and Cushing`s syndrome What does the test involve? Collecting the correct container (i.e. with the correct additive for the test being performed) and instructions…


Adrenal surgery

When is this performed? When there is a specific adrenal lesion that over produces hormones, e.g. Conn`s syndrome, phaeochromocytoma When a malignant adrenal lesion cannot be ruled out, e.g. lesion greater than 5cm or lesion enlarging at fast rate Both…


Cushing`s syndrome

What is it This disorder is characterised by an excess of glucocorticoids or steroid production in the body. Who it affects Cushing`s syndrome is a rare disorder affecting 1 per 500,000 people. What gland is involved Cushing`s syndrome may result…

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