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…

0 Comments

Water deprivation test

When is this performed? When diabetes insipidus is suspected What does the test involve? In the first half of the test, there is complete avoidance of fluid intake whilst taking intermittent blood and urine samples and weight measurements. The second…

0 Comments
CT scan
PET-CT scanner

CT scan

When is this performed? Computerised tomography (CT) is requested by an endocrinology specialist in the investigation of a variety of disorders. It is usually performed after other investigations suggest an excess or deficiency of a particular hormone(s). An CT scan…

0 Comments

Long synacthen test

When is this performed? To help distinguish the various causes of low steroid levels in the body. What does the test involve? The administration of a drug (Tetracosactrin at a higher dose than in the short synacthen test) and the…

0 Comments
MRI scan
MRI scanner

MRI scan

When is this performed? Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is requested by an endocrinology specialist in the investigation of a variety of disorders. It is usually performed after other investigations suggest an excess or deficiency of a particular hormone(s). An MRI…

0 Comments

Short synacthen test

When is this performed? When diseases such as Addison`s disease, glucocorticoid deficiency, hypopituitarism are suspected. What does the test involve? The administration of a drug (Tetracosactrin) and the taking of blood samples to measure cortisol and ACTH levels. Are there…

0 Comments
Close Menu