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excess levels of cortisol

what tests could be done to determine the correct etiology of a disease related to excess levels of cortisol?
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Dear setii,
    As i said i'm a simple diabetic and don't have a medical degree. But cortisol is a hormone released by the adrenal glands and in diabetics can cause blood sugar levels to increase. But i don't know what test can be done to discover or cure this situation. Ask your doctor, he may have advice. Good luck, bret
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Some useful information here :

http://www.labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/cortisol/test.html

Cheers,

Mark
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It think it's the dexamethasone suppression test.
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