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ea0034p295 | Pituitary | SFEBES2014

Can 0900 h serum cortisol levels be used to predict patient's response to the insulin tolerance test?

Kyriakakis Nikolaos , Appleton Elizabeth , Andrew Julie , Murray Robert

Aim: The insulin tolerance test (ITT) is considered the gold standard test in assessing the integrity of the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis. The aim of this study is to evaluate if the 0900 h cortisol levels can be predictive of the patient’s response to hypoglycaemia, minimizing the use of the ITT as it is labour, intensive and unpleasant for the patient.Methods: This is a retrospective study of 110 ITTs performed at the Endocr...