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17-Hydroxycorticosteroids (17-OHCS) - 24-Hour Urine

The 24-hour urine test for 17-Hydroxycorticosteroids (17-OHCS) is used to evaluate the functioning of the adrenal glands, which produce cortisol, a hormone essential for many bodily functions, including stress response, metabolism, and immune response.

  • Test Name17-Hydroxycorticosteroids (17-OHCS) - 24-Hour Urine
  • Sample TypeUrine
  • Preparations RequiredNo specific dietary preparation required; patients should maintain their usual diet
  • Report Time4 days

Why is this test important?

The 17-OHCS urine test can help diagnose conditions related to abnormal cortisol levels, such as Cushing's syndrome or Addison's disease.

What sample type is required for this test?

This test requires a 24-hour urine sample.

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Frequently Asked Questions

No, fasting is not required for this test.

No specific dietary preparation is needed, but patients should maintain their usual diet.

This test may be ordered if you exhibit symptoms of adrenal gland disorders, such as fatigue, weight gain or loss, skin changes, or muscle weakness.

This test measures the amount of 17-OHCS in the urine, which provides information about cortisol production by the adrenal glands.

The frequency of testing depends on your symptoms and your doctor's advice.

Normal values may vary between laboratories, but generally, for adults, they range from 3 to 29 µg/mg creatinine.

Ensure you inform your healthcare provider about any medications you're taking, as some may influence the results.

Modifiable Factors: Certain medications, including corticosteroids and estrogen, can affect the results.

Nonmodifiable Factors: Age and pregnancy can influence 17-OHCS levels.

You should consult an endocrinologist if your test results are abnormal.

Management of abnormal 17-OHCS levels involves treating the underlying adrenal gland disorder, which may require medication or surgery.

Abnormal results might indicate an adrenal gland disorder, such as Cushing's syndrome or Addison's disease. Your healthcare provider will guide you on further steps, which may include additional testing or treatment.

Yes, certain medications such as corticosteroids and estrogen can affect 17-OHCS levels. Always inform your healthcare provider about any medication you are taking.

The 17-OHCS urine test is a reliable tool for assessing adrenal gland function, but it should be interpreted alongside other clinical findings and tests.

Preventing adrenal gland disorders, which can cause abnormal 17-OHCS levels, involves maintaining a healthy lifestyle and managing chronic conditions effectively.

Your healthcare provider will discuss the test results with you. If the results are abnormal, further testing or treatment may be needed.

Yes, pregnancy can increase 17-OHCS levels.

17-OHCS levels can change rapidly in response to stress or illness.

Obesity can increase the risk of conditions that cause abnormal cortisol and 17-OHCS levels, such as Cushing's syndrome.

The 17-OHCS urine test is a crucial tool for assessing adrenal gland function and diagnosing disorders related to abnormal cortisol levels. It's vital to understand your results and communicate effectively with your healthcare provider to manage your health. Regularly monitoring your 17-OHCS levels can help detect any issues early and prevent severe complications. Staying proactive about your health is the best way to ensure optimal well-being.

17 - hydroxycorticosteroids (17-OHCS) - 24 hr urine
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