Short Synacthen Test

Container: Serum (Gold top)

Sample type: Serum

Test name: Short Synacthen Test a.k.a. SST

Condition / Indication: Addisons

Special precautions & notes: This is a dynamic function test, see protocol below. Please indicate times clearly. please ensure that a short synacthen test (rather than 3 separate cortisols) are requested. Multiple labels will be printed for the time points required.

Reference range: A short synacthen test may be required to exclude Addisons: a stimulated cortisol (at either 30 or 60 minutes) ≥450 nmol/L excludes adrenal insufficiency, and in pregnant ladies, or those taking OCP, a higher threshold of 600 nmol/L applies. See protocol for further information on interpretation.

Container: Serum (Gold top)

Ideal volume (mL): 5 mL

Referred outside NBT for analysis? No

Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry

Section: Automated Laboratory

Turnaround time: 1 day