Dynamic Function Tests for Use in Paediatric Endocrinology

Whilst some hormones are secreted constantly, others have diurnal (eg. cortisol and androgens) and pulsatile (eg. growth hormone) secretion. As a consequence they require dynamic function tests to stimulate their production (when deficient hormone is suspected) or suppress their production(when excess hormone is suspected).

Dynamic tests like simulation and suppression test play a pivotal role in the diagnosis of various endocrine disorders in children and adults.

The following dynamic tests are conducted in Paedendo Clinic

  • Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) stimulation test
  • Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist stimulation test
  • Stanozolol sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) test (androgen sensitivity test)
  • Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) stimulation test
  • Dexamethasone suppression test (Overnight, Low Dose and High Dose)
  • Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist suppression test
  • Clonidine Growth Hormone Stimulation test
  • Glucagon Growth Hormone Stimulation test
  • Water Deprivation test
  • Growth Hormone Suppression test

Paedendo clinic is the only private paediatric endocrine clinic to perform all dynamic tests in chennai as per Internationally accepted treatment guidelines.

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