Dynamic function tests

Lactose tolerance tests can be done by appointment with Phlebotomy - call ext. 4454 at RSCH or 8321 at PRH. Other dynamic function tests can be done by appointment in the department at RSCH - call ext. 4454 or direct line 1273 664555.

The current laboratory protocols can be downloaded below, but note that printed documents will become out of date. Always check you are using the correct revision of the document as given in the table.

Patient Information leaflets for tests marked with this symbol can be downloaded from the BSUH public website - click here for information.

 

Glucagon Stimulation Test

revision 5, last reviewed 21.6.2017

Download Glucagon Stimulation Test for Glycogen Storage Diseases protocol

Glucagon Stimulation Test for Glycogen Storage Diseases

revision 4, last reviewed 19.12.2017

Download Glucagon Stimulation Test for Glycogen Storage Diseases protocol

Growth Hormone (GH) Response to an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test

revision 3, last reviewed 25.4.2017

NOTE: Reformulation in April 2017 means Lucozade is no longer a suitable alternative to Polycal.

Download GH Response to an OGTT protocol

Insulin Stress Test

revision 7, last reviewed 21.6.2017

Download Ischaemic Forearm Lactate & Ammonia Test protocol

Ischaemic Forearm Lactate & Ammonia Test

revision 4, last reviewed 19.12.2017

Download Ischaemic Forearm Lactate & Ammonia Test protocol

Lactose Tolerance Test

revision 5, last reviewed 9.1.18

Download Lactose Tolerance Test protocol

Overnight Dexamethasone Suppression Test

revision 4, last reviewed 21.3.17

The cortisol method change from 8.5.17 does not affect the cut off for this test.

Download Low Dose Dexamethasone Suppression Test protocol

Oral Glucose Tolerance Test

revision 4, last reviewed 25.4.2017

NOTE: Reformulation in April 2017 means Lucozade is no longer a suitable alternative to Polycal.

Download Oral Glucose Tolerance Test protocol

Pentagastrin Test

revision 4, last reviewed 21.3.17

Download Pentagastrin Test protocol

Short Synacthen Test

revision 4, last reviewed 8.5.17

Note: due to the introduction of a new, more specific cortisol method from 8.5.17, the cut off for this test has changed from 550 nmol/L to 420 nmol/L.

Download Short Synacthen Test protocol

 
 

Water Deprivation Tests  

Water Deprivation Test 1

Used when Diabetes Insipidus is strongly suspected.

revision 4, reviewed 19.12.2017 Download Water Deprivation Test 1 protocol

Water Deprivation Test 2

Used when diabetes insipidus is not strongly suspected or

results of Water Deprivation Test 1 are uninterpretable or

there is evidence that the Kidney has some concentrating ability e.g. the urine osmolality is > serum osmolality.

revision 4, reviewed 20.12.2017 Download Water Deprivation Test 2 protocol

Water Deprivation Test 3 (DDAVP test)

Used when diabetes insipidus is not strongly suspected or

results of Water Deprivation Test 2 were uninterpretable or

there is evidence that the Kidney has some concentrating ability.

revision 4, reviewed 19.12.2017 Download Water Deprivation Test 3 protocol