Dexamethasone Suppression Test

A screening test for Cushing syndrome!

Step 1: Go to the lab and get the first set of blood tests around 8-9 am. (Serum ACTH and cortisol level)

Step 2:  Take one tablet of Dexamethasone (1 mg.) at 11 pm with a snack (this should be done the night before the second blood test and the timing is important).

Step 3:  Go to the lab again the very next day at around 8-9 am and get the second set of blood tests done (serum ACTH and cortisol).

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