hrp0082p2-d2-278 | Adrenals & HP Axis (1) | ESPE2014

Do Neonates Need a Short Synacthen Test to Investigate the Adrenal Axis?

Niranjan Usha , Franklin Victoria , Bashir Imran , Martin Sarah , Gibson Alan , Wright Neil , Dimitri Paul

Background: There is limited evidence regarding the most appropriate method to investigate adrenal dysfunction in neonates. Our unit in Sheffield, UK measures a series of three serum cortisol levels to determine the need for a short synacthen test (SST). Other units use the SST as the first-line investigation in suspected adrenal insufficiency in neonates; however SST is more invasive with anaphylactic risk.Objective and hypotheses: To determine the prop...