How are adrenal gland disorders diagnosed?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Adrenal gland disorders can often be diagnosed by blood test. These tests can tell doctors if your blood levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, are normal. If they are too high or too low, an adrenal gland disorder is usually diagnosed.

If your doctor suspects that your adrenal gland disorder is the result of a tumor, he may use X-rays, CT scans or other imaging tests to look for the tumor.

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