Pituitary Cancer tests
Pituitary Cancer

Tests could include:

  • History and Physical Exam
  • Serum Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1 Measurement
  • Neurological Examination
  • MRI of Head
  • Computed Tomography (CT) of Head
  • Cytology Laboratory Test
  • CT of Brain
  • Thyroid Function Test
  • Water Deprivation Test
  • Serum Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Measurement
  • Serum Free T4 Measurement
  • Serum prolactin measurement
  • Serum Testosterone Measurement
  • General eye examination
  • Serum Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH) Level
  • Serum Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) Level Test
  • Serum Estradiol Measurement
  • Serum Luteinizing Hormone Measurement
  • 24 Hour Urine Free Cortisol Assay
  • Serum Growth Hormone Measurement
  • Sodium; serum, plasma or whole blood
  • MRI of Brain
  • Biopsy
  • MRI
  • Computed Tomography (CT) Scan
  • Hormone radioimmunoassay (procedure)
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scan
  • Chest X-Ray
  • Urine Osmolality
  • Dynamic Endocrine Function Test
  • Visual Field Study
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