The ACTH stimulation test measures how well the adrenal glands respond to adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). ACTH is a hormone produced in the pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal glands to release a hormone called cortisol. Diagnose excessive cortisol secretion from the adrenal gland, as in the case of Cushing's syndrome.
Inform your doctor if you are on any medications, have any allergies or underlying medical conditions before your ACTH Stimulation Test. Your doctor will give specific instructions depending on your condition on how to prepare for ACTH Stimulation Test.
You will need to avoid steroids before your test.
|UNISEX||All age groups||> 18 - 20 mcg/dL|