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What exactly is a cortisol stimulation test?

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Dr. Silvia Cuadra answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

Cortisol Stim Test: A Cortisol stimulation tests should be performed when there is doubt about the status of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal function, and is used to establish the diagnosis in patients with equivocal serum cortisol values in whom hypoadrenalism is suspected. There are different types of test. Usually a low -dose ACTH stimulation test is done. Your doctor will chose the appropriate test for you.

Answered 5/25/2017

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