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Porter-silber chromogens test

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Porter-Silber chromogens test --> 17-hydroxycorticosteroid test

A test, dependent on the porter-Silber reaction, that is used as a measure of adrenocortical function and is performed on urine. Low values are seen in addison's disease and hypopituitarism; high values are seen in cushing's syndrome and extreme stress.

Synonym: 17-OH-corticoids test, porter-Silber chromogens test.