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ea0019p29 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2009

Screening for Cushing’s syndrome using the 1 mg overnight dexamethasone suppression test

Wainwright L , Medbak S , Meeking D

CushingÂ’s syndrome is a rare disorder of hypercortisolism with an incidence of three cases per million each year. The 1 mg overnight dexamethasone suppression test (ODST) is a commonly used screening test. Other screening tests include 24 h urinary free cortisol and diurnal variability of serum cortisol.We carried out an audit of ODST with the intention of examining patient outcome.Data were collected retrospectively over a tw...