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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
If the test: was done properly in the morning, these results would be considered normal.
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Dr. Brad Eilerman
20 years experience Endocrinology
Normal: This is a normal test result
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Endocrinologist: If there is elevation of circulating cortisol by exogenous or endogenous factors, the acth level will be suppressed by a biological feedback mechanis ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
45 years experience Preventive Medicine
In most labs: an ACTH
Dr. Sumana Gangi
24 years experience Endocrinology
Pituitary: If we suspect cortisol insufficiency, need to do stimulation tests. Random ACTH, Cortisol are not reliable..they are pulsatile harmones. Your random c ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
43 years experience Endocrinology
ACTH/cortisol: These sound like normal values, but the most important question is "why were these tests done"? ACTH and cortisol bounce around all day long, general ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
9 years experience Internal Medicine
ACTH: The testing was done for a reason- that missing information is important to answer the question. ACTH goes up and down depending on stress and hormone ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
21 years experience Pediatrics
Adrenal insuff: The results of the acth stim test suggest that ai is not an issue. The cortisol level responded as expected to the stimulation. If at the start of t ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Lab values: Normal values of acth range from 9 - 52 pg/ml, but there may be variances from laboratory to laboratory. Normal cortisol levels will vary with the tim ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Geffner
54 years experience Endocrinology
Perhaps: In healthy individuals, the morning cortisol level should double from a baseline of 20-30 µg/dl within 60 minutes. The baseline cortisol level in peop ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
41 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: Although acth predominantly controls the secretion of cortisol from the adrenal glands, it also has a minor role in controlling aldosterone. The majo ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
41 years experience Endocrinology
Cushings disease: An elevation of acth and cortisol is seen in people with cushings disease. However, other problems like medical stress, depression, and alcoholism ca ... Read More

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