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What is the definition or description of: twenty four hour urine cortisol?

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Measurement of ...: Cortisol in a 24-hour collection of urine . Used to evaluate patients for possible cushing's disease.

Answered 12/19/2012

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24 hr urine cortisol: Since cortisol release is fluctuating throughout the day, 24 hr testing in urine is more accurate than random serum cortisol for diagnosis of hypercortisolism state (cushing).

Answered 12/13/2013

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