Cushing Syndrome testsCushing Syndrome
Tests could include:
- Dexamethasone Suppression Test
- History and Physical Exam
- Plasma Cortisol Measurement
- 24 Hour Urine Free Cortisol Assay
- Low dose dexamethasone suppression test
- ACTH Stimulation Test
- metyrapone test
- Serum Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH) Level
- Corticotrophin releasing hormone stimulation (qualifier value)
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging Angiography (MRA) of Adrenals
- CT of Adrenals
- Petrosal Sinus Sampling
- Serum Electrolyte Panel
- Serum Chloride Measurement
- Serum Glucose Test
- Serum Potassium Test
- High dose dexamethasone suppression test
- MRI of Brain
A dexamethasone suppression test is primarily used to help diagnose Cushing's syndrome. Cushing's syndrome indicates that you have an abnormally high level of cortisol. Cortisol is a steroid hormone produced by the body during high levels of stres...
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, ...
A potassium test is used to measure the amount of potassium in your blood. Potassium helps to move waste out of cells and nutrients into cells. This electrolyte is essential to proper muscle and nerve function. Even minor increases or decreases in...