Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia testsCongenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
Tests could include:
- History and Physical Exam
- Plasma Epinephrine Measurement
- 24 Hour Urine Epinephrine Output Test
- 17 Hydroxyprogesterone measurement
- ACTH Stimulation Test
- Serum Aldosterone Test
- Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) Measurement
- Corticosterone measurement
- Hydrocortisone measurement
- Androstenedione measurement
- Serum 17-Hydroxyprogesterone (17-OHP) Level
- Pregnanetriol measurement (procedure)
- Urine Cortisol Level
- Plasma Cortisol Measurement
- Chorionic Villus Sampling
- Serum Sodium Measurement
Your pituitary gland, a pea-sized gland located at the base of your brain, produces many types of hormones, including the adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). ACTH stimulates the adrenal glands, which sit atop the kidneys, to release two hormones, ...
An aldosterone (ALD) test measures the amount of ALD in your blood. It is also called an aldosterone serum test. ALD is a hormone made by the adrenal glands. It affects blood pressure. It also regulates sodium (salt) and potassium in the blood. Th...
Cortisol is a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands in response to a pituitary hormone called adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). Diseases of the adrenal glands and diseases of the pituitary gland are among the causes of abnormal cortisol...
Chorionic villus sampling (CVS), also known as chorionic villus biopsy, is a type of test performed during pregnancy to determine if an unborn child is at risk for congenital defects. During the procedure, the physician takes a sample of the chori...
Amniocentesis is a test used to determine whether your unborn baby has any genetic abnormalities (genetic amniocentesis) or whether its lungs are developed enough for birth (maturity amniocentesis). Your doctor will use a long, thin needle to coll...