I recently had an appointment with an Endo and afterwards had some blood tests done. It was around 11.30am non fasting. I have received a copy letter from her to my GP saying she has tested my Pituitary, Adrenal and Pheochromocytoma along with the usual Vit D, Bone, Thyroid etc.
My question is could a standard blood test rule out Pituitary/Adrenal problems, as I thought it would need provocative testing. I thought even the standard test for Cortisol had to be done after fasting and as close to 8am in the morning as possible, even to test for Cushings. I did phone her secretary and point this out but she said the tests done were baseline tests to see if further dynamic testing is needed. Anyone know if this is right?
Thanks in advance, Shaz