Research Article

Overnight urinary 11-hydroxycorticosteroid estimations in diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome.

Br Med J 1976; 2 doi: (Published 18 September 1976) Cite this as: Br Med J 1976;2:668

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  1. D Mattingly,
  2. C Tyler


    Overnight specimens of urine were collected from control, obese, and hirsute women and from 11 women with Cushing's syndrome. Urinary 11-hydroxycorticosteroid levels in the group with Cushing's syndrome were significantly higher than in the other three groups. This simple test has proved invaluable when screening for Cushing's syndrome in a busy outpatient clinic.