Which lab studies are indicated in suspected adrenal crisis?

Updated: Oct 11, 2018
  • Author: Kevin M Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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The following should be assessed in patients with suspected adrenal crisis or adrenal insufficiency:

  • CBC count

  • Electrolyte levels

  • BUN level

  • Creatinine level

  • Cortisol level [14] /ACTH

  • Serum calcium level

  • Thyroid function (possibly performed in ED but unlikely to influence immediate management)

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