What is the role of adrenal function testing in the workup of hyponatremia?

Updated: Dec 28, 2018
  • Author: Kartik Shah, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Adrenal function should be assessed, via random serum cortisol levels or adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) stimulation test, in patients who have recently taken oral steroids or in any patient suspected of having cortisol deficiency.


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