What is the 11-Deoxycortisol test?
11-Deoxycortisol is the predominant deoxycorticosteroid and is the immediate precursor of cortisol. 11-Deoxycortisol is typically increased when the ACTH is elevated, such as in Cushing’s disease and ACTH producing tumours. It is also increased in the adrenogenital syndrome.
When is 11-Deoxycortisol recommended?
It is recommended:
If you experience symptoms like weight loss, change in mental status, dehydration, diarrhoea, nausea, and vomiting.
To diagnose Cushing syndrome, which is an adrenal gland syndrome in which an excess of cortisol is released.
In the diagnosis of congenital adrenal hyperplasia, an inherited condition in which adrenal gland hormone production will be affected.
What does it measure?
The 11-Deoxycortisol test:
Measures levels of 11-Deoxycortisol in blood. This is used to detect 11ß-hydroxylase abnormalities and other adrenal gland abnormalities.
11-Deoxycortisol is analysed as part of the metyrapone test. The metyrapone blocks the formation of cortisol, resulting in increased secretion of ACTH and the 11-Deoxycortisol in normal individuals.
The 11-Deoxycortisol is a compound that is immediately turned into the stress hormone called cortisol. It is carried out by an enzyme called 11ß-hydroxylase (or 11beta-hydroxylase).
Cortisol is released by the adrenal glands, which are two pyramid-shaped organs that sit atop each kidney. Cortisol releases occur when the body is in a state of physical or mental exertion.
Measures 11-Deoxycortisol from 17-hydroxyprogesterone by a different enzyme through a separate reaction.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 36 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the 11-Deoxycortisol test in Delhi?
The cost of the 11-Deoxycortisol test in Delhi is Rs.
How often should I get tested for the 11-Deoxycortisol test?
The 11-Deoxycortisol test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your conditions.
What are the normal values of the 11-Deoxycortisol test?
What is the type of sample required?
This test requires a blood sample.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for the 11-Deoxycortisol test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for the 11-Deoxycortisol test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book the 11-Deoxycortisol test in Delhi?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time slot booked by you.
Why should I book the 11-Deoxycortisol test with Orange Health in Delhi?
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