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Cortisone (Compound E) - 24-hour Urine Test

The Cortisone (Compound E) - 24-hour Urine Test is a diagnostic procedure used to measure the amount of cortisone in your urine over a 24-hour period. Cortisone is a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands, which are small glands located on top of each kidney. It plays an essential role in various body functions including metabolism, immune response, and inflammation control.


  • Test Name Cortisone (Compound E) - 24-hour Urine Test
  • Sample Type Urine
  • Preparations Required Collect all urine in a special container for a 24-hour period. Do not consume alcohol for at least 24 hours before starting the collection and during the collection period.
  • Report Time 3 weeks

Cortisone is often called a “stress hormone” as its production increases in response to stress. It is involved in the breakdown of protein and fat molecules to provide energy for the body during stressful situations. Abnormal levels of cortisone can be associated with various medical conditions including adrenal gland disorders, pituitary gland disorders, and chronic stress.

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Frequently Asked Questions

This test measures the amount of cortisone in the urine over a 24-hour period. It is used to evaluate adrenal function and help diagnose disorders that affect cortisone levels.

You will need to collect all urine in a special container for 24 hours. It’s important to follow the instructions regarding collection and storage of the urine samples.

This test is important for evaluating adrenal function and can help in diagnosing conditions such as adrenal insufficiency, Cushing's syndrome, and adrenal tumors. It can also give insights into how your body is handling stress.

Abnormally high levels of cortisone may indicate Cushing's syndrome, adrenal tumors, or chronic stress, while low levels may suggest adrenal insufficiency or Addison's disease.

There are no significant risks associated with this test. However, it is important to collect the urine samples correctly for accurate results.

You should avoid consuming alcohol for at least 24 hours before starting the urine collection and during the collection period. Follow any additional instructions your doctor may give you.

An endocrinologist, who specializes in hormone-related disorders, should be consulted if the test results are abnormal.

Symptoms may include fatigue, muscle weakness, weight gain or loss, mood changes, and skin changes such as thinning or easy bruising.

Make sure to collect all urine passed in the 24-hour period, avoid alcohol, and follow any other instructions your doctor gives you.

Yes, certain medications, especially steroids, can affect cortisone levels. Inform your doctor of all medications you are taking.

Lifestyle changes such as reducing stress, maintaining a balanced diet, and regular exercise can help manage cortisol levels.

Cortisol is the active form of the hormone, while cortisone is an inactive form. The body can convert cortisone to cortisol as needed.

Yes, cortisone levels typically follow a diurnal pattern, with the highest levels in the morning and the lowest levels at night.

Yes, this test can be used to monitor changes in cortisone levels and evaluate the effectiveness of treatments for adrenal gland disorders.

The Cortisone (Compound E) - 24-hour Urine Test is a useful diagnostic tool for evaluating adrenal function and diagnosing disorders that affect cortisone levels. Proper preparation, including abstaining from alcohol and correctly collecting urine samples, is vital for the accuracy of the test. If you have abnormal cortisone levels, it is essential to consult an endocrinologist for further evaluation and management. Understanding the role of cortisone in your body and working with your doctor can help you take steps to maintain good health

Cortisone (Compound E) - 24 hour Urine
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