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Endocrinology

T4, FREE T4 and TSH analysis

The diagnosis of hypothyroidism is based on the determination of haematological and biochemical disorders (anaemia, hypercholesterolaemia) and on the levels of two hormones: T4 (total or free) and TSH

Cortisol analysis

Patients suffering from hyperadrenocorticism or Cushing's syndrome present high seric concentrations of cortisol.

The diagnosis can be carried out using 2 types of tests:

ACTH STIMULATION TESTSUPRESSION TEST WITH DEXAMETHASONE
This consists of determining cortisol after 1-1:30 hrs of ACTH administration. This consists of determining seric cortisol 4 and 8 hours after low-dosage dexamethasone injection.