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What does DST stand for?

DST stands for Dexamethasone Suppression Test

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Subsequently, urinary free cortisol (UFC) (normal range: <110[micro]g), urinary normetanephrine (normal range: 88-444 [micro]g/day) and urinary metanephrine (normal range: 52-341 [micro]g/day) were measured and the 1 mg overnight dexamethasone suppression test (DST) was performed.
The literature supports that the overnight 1 mg dexamethasone suppression test (DST), sensitivity and specificity 73% to 100% and 90%, respectively, appears to be the test of choice to rule out autonomous glucocorticoid production, Cushing's syndrome or subclinical Cushing's syndrome (sCS).
Masses that are less than 3 cm and show no evidence of rapid growth or hormonal change are not likely to become cancerous and should be monitored at yearly intervals with a dexamethasone suppression test.
The 2 recommended screening tests for Cushing syndrome are the overnight dexamethasone suppression test and the measurement of 24-hour urinary free cortisol excretion.