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retesting Cortisol levels

Our child has been cycling off hydrocrotisone this summer to have a repeat test.... September 2010 cortisol levels were extremely low as well as ACTH also discovered Vitamin D defienency.  Was prescribed hydrocortisone and Vitamin D.  Because now no match for Addison's  and tests show congenital adreneal hyperplasia they are repeating all of these tests due to being a teen ager and not born with this disease. After getting down to 5mg every night we have an ear infection if I cycle back up will that affect the test in 2 weeks?
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657231 tn?1453836403
Hydrocortisone has a very short half life - so if she is off the HC for say, at least a few days before the test, she should be fine. That makes for a very fast wean though!

Is she going to get a stim test or a genetic test for CAH?

In the health pages, I have a steroid calculator, website on CAH  - hope it helps you!
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657231 tn?1453836403
Hydrocortisone has a very short half life - so if she is off the HC for say, at least a few days before the test, she should be fine. That makes for a very fast wean though!

Is she going to get a stim test or a genetic test for CAH?

In the health pages, I have a steroid calculator, website on CAH  - hope it helps you!
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