Dexamethasone (Rapid Inhibition) Test
Adrenocortical inhibition. This test differentiates between different types of hyperadrenocorticism: obesity, Cushing's syndrome, primary tumours.
Dexamethasone (Dectancyl®, 0.5 mg tablets)
1 mg (2 Dectancyl® tablets).
- Sample (dry tube and EDTA) on d0 at 9 a.m.
- At midnight, 1 mg dexamethasone orally.
- Sample (dry tube and EDTA) the next day at 9 a.m.
Cortisol and/or ACTH.