When patients seek medical attention, the first step is to seek a diagnosis. Screening and tests for acute adrenal crisis help doctors make this diagnosis and allow for the appropriate treatment.
These are some of the tests for acute adrenal crisis that may be performed in the hospital:
- ACTH (cosyntropin) stimulation test
- Cortisol level testing
- Fasting blood sugar screening
- Serum potassium
- Serum sodium testing
If you experience any of the symptoms of acute adrenal crisis, seek medical help and diagnosis immediately.