24 HRS URINARY FREE CORTISOL

24 HRS URINARY FREE CORTISOL

What is 24 HRS URINARY FREE CORTISOL? 

A 24-hour urine free cortisol (UFC) test is the most sensitive means of assessing cortisol production rate. Cortisol is a hormone that regulates the immunological system.

Why Done 24 hour urine for free cortisol? 

The 24-hour urine free cortisol test is used to identify Addison's disease (low cortisol levels) or Cushing's syndrome (high cortisol levels) and monitor treatment response.

Symptoms of high cortisol levels:

  • high blood pressure 
  • bone weakness
  • fragile skin 
  • muscle weakness
  • frequent urination

Symptoms of low cortisol levels:

  • exhaustion
  • dizziness
  • weight loss
  • low blood pressure
  • mood changes

How does one prepare for the test? 

Medicines have been shown to affect the UFC's accuracy. Examples:

  • Drugs containing estrogen & androgens
  • Synthetic glucocorticoids
  • Pregnancy

Don't STOP TAKING MEDICINE without consulting your doctor.

Procedure: 

Obtaining urine samples for a 24-hour Urine test is as follows:

  • Starting on day 1, you should urinate into the toilet as soon as you wake up in the morning.
  • After that, collect the toilet in a particular container for the next 24 hours to avoid contamination.
  • On day 2, when you first wake up in the morning, urinate into the container you've set out earlier that day.
  • Cover the container with a tight-fitting cover. Please place it in the refrigerator or another cool spot during the collection time.

Required Documents: 

  • Doctor prescription needed.

After Care: 

No Care is needed.

Cost of 24 HRS URINARY FREE CORTISOL in Delhi: 

The 24 hour cortisol urine test cost varies by region and facility. So constantly get tested at trustworthy diagnostic centers like Ganesh Diagnostic. It is staffed by trained and experienced professionals to assure patient and visitor safety.

 

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