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Table 3 Main parameters of the standardised biochemical profile

From: Rationale and design of the cardiovascular status in patients with endogenous cortisol excess study (CV-CORT-EX): a prospective non-interventional follow-up study

Endocrinology Metabolism Cardiology Routine laboratory
Diurnal salivary cortisol profile Fasting glucose Creatine kinase Haematology
([differential] blood count)
Serum cortisol during the 1-mg-DST HbA1c CK-MB Electrolytes
(sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, chloride, phosphate)
24-h urinary free cortisol Triglycerides High-sensitive troponin T Liver parameters
(GOT, GPT, y-GT, alkaline phosphatase, bilirubin)
Hair cortisol Cholesterol (total, LDL, HDL) NTproBNP Kidney parameters
(creatinine, urea, GFR)
Basal serum cortisol Metabolomics   hsCRP
Basal ACTH    Coagulation
(Quick, INR, PTT)
  1. Abbreviations: ACTH adrenocorticotropic hormone, CK-MB creatine kinase muscle-brain type, DST dexamethasone suppression test, GFR glomerular filtration rate, GOT aspartate aminotransferase, GPT alanine aminotransferase, HDL high-density lipoprotein, hsCRP high-sensitive c-reactive protein, INR international normalised ratio, LDL low-density lipoprotein, NTproBNP N-terminal prohormone of brain natriuretic peptide, PTT partial thromboplastin time, y-GT gamma-glutamyltransferase