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Are cushing syndrome tests accurate?

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Dr. Richard Shewbridge
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: If done correctly.

Diagnosing cushing syndrome (oversupply of cortisol) is tricky.
Cortisol levels go up and down normally, depending on the time of day. Therefore, timing of tests for cushing syndrome is important. The actual laboratory test for cortisol, however, is quite accurate.

In brief: If done correctly.

Diagnosing cushing syndrome (oversupply of cortisol) is tricky.
Cortisol levels go up and down normally, depending on the time of day. Therefore, timing of tests for cushing syndrome is important. The actual laboratory test for cortisol, however, is quite accurate.
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