Dexametasone is a glucocortikoid medication used to treat rheumatoic problems, some skin diseases, allergies, chronic obstructive lung diseases, asthma, brain swelling, eye pain following eye surgery and along with antibiotics in tuberclosis. Its role as a medicine is to prevent the release of substances in the body that cause inflamation. Because it is a glucocorticoid, it should be carefully used in order to avoid side effects caused by the drug.
Interpretation: If the levels are higher than the physician’s expected level, the resultant complications might be weakening of the immune system, risk of chicken pox or measles infection( especially with ineffective vaccine). With uncontrolled ceasing the usage there will be sudden withdrawal symptoms because of stopping the treatment when the levels are high in blood.
Sample: Arm vein blood.Nonfasting
Working day: Everyday
Result Time: 15-30 days(Consult the laboratory)