Endocrine Dynamic Function Test Protocols – adults

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  • Short Synacthen Test
  • Insulin Tolerance Test
  • Hypoglycaemia symptom chart
  • Glucagon Stimulation Test
  • Cortisol Day Curve on Hydrocortisone
  • Day Curve Chart
  • Cortisol Day Curve on Metyrapone
  • Renin/Aldosterone Studies
  • Saline Infusion Test for Hyperaldosteronism
  • Synacthen Stimulation of 17αOHP
  • 17OHP Day Curve

Anterior pituitary

  • GnRH Test
  • Dexamethasone Suppression Test (diagnosis of Cushing’s)
  • Low Dose Dexamethasone Suppression Test
  • High Dose Dexamethasone Suppression Test
  • Growth Hormone Suppression Test
  • Growth Hormone Day Curve
  • Arginine Stimulation Test

Posterior pituitary

  • Water Deprivation Test
  • Water Deprivation Test Template
  • Hypertonic Saline Infusion Test


  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Prolonged Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
  • 72 hour fast Provocation Test for Insulinoma


  • hCG stimulation test
  • Ovarian cyclical functioning tracking


  • Pentagastrin Stimulation Test
  • Ischaemic Forearm Test
  • Lactose Tolerance Test

(Last reviewed January 2023)