Cortisol Serum

750.00

it is a hormone required to detect congenital adrenal hyperplasia along with androstenedione and 1…

Description

Product Constituents

INDIVIDUAL TEST

Category

DIABETES

Prerequisite

Morning (8 a.m.) and afternoon (4 p.m.) specimens are preferred. Please provide a clinical history of the patient.

Report Availability

Daily (Mon To Sat): 0500, 1430, 1600 Hrs Reported Same Day

Info

it is a hormone required to detect congenital adrenal hyperplasia along with androstenedione and 17 OHP. cortisol, the main glucocorticoid (representing 75%-90% of the plasma corticoids) plays a central role in glucose metabolism and in the body’s response to stress. Acute stress (including hospitalization and surgery), alcoholism, depression, and many drugs (eg, exogenous cortisones, anti-convulsants) can obliterate normal diurnal variation, affect response to suppression/stimulation tests, and cause elevated baseline levels.