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A 22-year-old male asked:

my cortisol in blood is 4.50 at 12:00 noon.sodium is 137 and potassium is 5.1.is it normal?or does it shows adrenal insufficiency?

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Dr. Michael Gross
Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
No: When you check for adrenal insufficiency you need to do a Cortrysin stimulation test That test id done by taking a fasting cortisol then giving you an injection the testing the cortisol at 4pm then looking at the results somewhat complicated

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