17-ketogenic steroid assay testmedical dictionary

A colourimetric test, based on the Zimmermann reaction, which indicates metabolites or adrenal and testicular steroids excreted as 17-ketones in the urine; increased values are most striking in adrenocortical tumours, decreased values in Addison's disease or in panhypopituitarism.

Synonyms: ketogenic corticoids test.

(05 Mar 2000)