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Re: HPA Axis and Anti-Cortisol Therapy 4WD

Posted by Elroy on June 20, 2005, at 12:44:20

In reply to Re: HPA Axis and Anti-Cortisol Therapy Elroy, posted by 4WD on June 20, 2005, at 0:34:05

CRH test is somewhat discounted anymore today. It was a test done once they knew you had elevated cortisol levels (for sure and quite elevated) and was done to see if it was "regular" Cushings or Pseudo Cushings and also to try and determine if it was adrenal or pituitary (if it was "regular" Cushings).

Problem was that it did not have the degree of reliability and accuracy needed. Too many "false negatives" and "false positives". Is still used by some, but generally replaced by other tests...

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> Elroy,
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> Well thought out and interesting post. Waiting for the next installment.
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> Where does the CRH test fit into this?
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> THank you
> Marsha


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