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Does taking antibiotics and steroids for a chest infection affect the results of cortisol test ?

prednisone-30mg per dayx5 i have had a bad chest infection and my doctor precribed me antibiotics and steroids. i am due to due a 24hr free cortisol test 2m for my endocrinologist and i worried will that effect my result? i have only started today and taken 30mg dose.
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A steroid medication will surely affect the results of a 24 hour urine free cortisol test. You need to alert your Endocrinologist about this and do as he/she says. You are probably being assessed for Cushing's syndrome for which taking additional dteroids could be dangerous. Do not delay. Consult your Doctor in this regard.
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