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Health Illustrated Encyclopedia 17-hydroxycorticosteroids
17-OH corticosteroids; 17-OHCS How the test is performed: A 24-hour urine sample is needed. On day 1, urinate into the toilet when you get up in the morning. Collect all urine in a special container for the next 24 hours.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia 17-ketosteroids
17-ketosteroids are substances that form when the body breaks down male steroid sex hormones called androgens and other hormones released by the adrenal glands in males and females and in the testes in males. This article discusses the laboratory test used to measure the amount of 17-ketosteroids in a urine sample. How the test is performed: A 24-hour urine sample is needed. On day 1, urinate into the toilet when you get up in the morning. Afterwards, collect all urine in a special container for the next 24 hours.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia 17-OH progesterone
17-hydroxyprogesterone; Progesterone - 17-OH How the test is performed: A blood sample is needed. For information on how this is done, see: Venipuncture . The blood sample is sent to a laboratory for examination. How to prepare for the test: Your doctor may tell you to stop taking any drugs that may cause false test results.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia 24-hour urinary aldosterone excretion rate
Aldosterone - urine How the test is performed: A 24-hour urine sample is needed. On day 1, urinate into the toilet when you get up in the morning.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia 24-hour urine copper test
Quantitative urinary copper How the test is performed: A 24-hour urine sample is needed. On day 1, urinate into the toilet when you get up in the morning. Afterwards, collect all urine in a special container for the next 24 hours. On day 2, urinate into the container when you get up in the morning. Cap the container. Keep it in the refrigerator or a cool place during the collection period.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia 24-hour urine protein
Urine protein - 24 hour How the test is performed: A 24-hour urine sample is needed. On day 1, urinate into the toilet when you get up in the morning. Afterwards, collect all urine in a special container for the next 24 hours. On day 2, urinate into the container when you get up in the morning.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia 25-hydroxy vitamin D test
25-OH vitamin D test; Calcidiol; 25-hydroxycholecalciferol test How the test is performed: A blood sample is needed.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia 5'-nucleotidase
5'-NT How the test is performed: Blood is drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The site is cleaned with germ-killing medicine (antiseptic). The health care provider wraps an elastic band around the upper arm to apply pressure to the area and make the vein swell with blood.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia 5-HIAA
HIAA; 5-hydroxyindole acetic acid; Serotonin metabolite How the test is performed: A 24-hour urine sample is needed. On day 1, urinate into the toilet when you get up in the morning. Afterwards, collect all urine in a special container for the next 24 hours.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Abdominal CT scan
Computed tomography scan - abdomen; CT scan - abdomen; CAT scan - abdomen How the test is performed: You will lie on a narrow table that slides into the center of the CT scanner. Most often, you will lie on your back with your arms raised above the head. Once you are inside the scanner, the machine's x-ray beam rotates around you.
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