Cortisol day curve

When is this performed? To monitor the adequacy of steroid replacement in conditions like hypopituitarism and Addison`s disease¬† To monitor the adequacy of drug control of Cushing`s syndrome What does the test involve? The taking of blood samples to measure…

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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…

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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…

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