Dexamethasone Low dose Suppression test for Cortisol - Serum

Dexamethasone Low dose Suppression test for Cortisol - Serum

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This test is used to detect abnormal levels of cortisol, which is a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal gland

This Test Includes

Dexamethasone Suppression

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:

  • Dexamethasone Low dose Suppression test for Cortisol - Serum

Test Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician
  • Fluids Allowed : Water only

Reports

Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

Dexamethasone suppression test measures whether adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) secretion by the pituitary can be suppressed or not.

What is this test

Dexamethasone suppression test measures adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) levels in body.