Alan C. Dalkin MD


Adrenocorticotropic Hormone

An adrenocorticotropic hormone test measures the level of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) in the blood to check for problems with the pituitary gland and adrenal glands . ACTH is made in the pituitary gland in response to the release of another hormone, called corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH), by the…

Home Blood Glucose Test

Discusses test to measure blood sugar (glucose) levels in those who have diabetes. Covers why and how it is done. Looks at what might affect the test. Covers risks.

Home Blood Glucose Test

Discusses test to measure blood sugar (glucose) levels in those who have diabetes. Covers why and how it is done. Looks at what might affect the test. Covers risks.

Phosphate in Urine

The phosphate urine test measures the amount of phosphate in a sample of urine collected over 24 hours (24-hour urine test). Phosphate is a charged particle (ion) that contains the mineral phosphorus. The body needs phosphorus to build and repair bones and teeth, help nerves function, and make muscles contract. Most…

Conn’s Syndrome

Conn’s syndrome, or primary hyperaldosteronism, is a disorder caused by excess production of aldosterone, a hormone produced in the adrenal glands that helps control the amounts of sodium and potassium in the blood. Symptoms of Conn’s syndrome include high blood pressure, headache, tiredness, excessive urination (often…