Effect of multiple time point sampling on the sensitivity of the dexamethasone suppression test.

Abstract

Dexamethasone suppression test sensitivity in 188 patients was 61.6% when cortisol was measured at six time points and 48.5% when cortisol was measured twice. More patients had abnormal cortisol levels at 8:00 p.m. than at 4:00 p.m. or 10:00 p.m. 

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@article{Goggans1983EffectOM, title={Effect of multiple time point sampling on the sensitivity of the dexamethasone suppression test.}, author={F C Goggans and W. R. Wilson and Marthe Gold and A L Pottash}, journal={The American journal of psychiatry}, year={1983}, volume={140 7}, pages={909-10} }