17-Hydroxycortiosteroids Urine Test
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Latest Edit: Hector 2014-03-21 (EDT)
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- Elevated levels of 17-hydroxycortiosteroids occur with adrenal hyperfunction (Cushing syndrome), whether the condition is caused by a pituitary or adrenal tumor, bilateral adrenal hyperplasia, or ectopic tumors producing adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)
- No fasting required.
- 24-hour urine sample, discard the first morning urine sample
- Factors which can cause increased levels
- Factors which can cause decreased levels
- Medications such as estrogen, oral contraceptives, phenothiazides, and reserpine.
High levels indicate:
Low levels indicate:
- Pagana Kathleen D, Pagana Timothy J (2006) Mosby's Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests, Mosby.