Table 5

 Investigations in the obese child

*Genetics of Obesity Study in Cambridge.13
FSH, follicle stimulating hormone; LH, luteinising hormone; PCOS, polycystic ovary syndrome.
Thyroid function testsFasting lipid screen
Urinary free cortisol or diurnal cortisolLiver function tests Urine glucose
Genetic studiesFasting glucose and insulin
    ChromosomesOral glucose tolerance test
    DNA for Prader Williif at high risk for diabetes
    GOOS*Sex hormone binding globulin, FSH, LH for PCOS
O2 monitoring for sleep apnoea