A 45-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

what is the difference between a low dose and a high dose synacthen test?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Low and High: To tough to answer in a short reponse. The article I think is best is "en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ACTH-stimulation-test" It will take some time to fully understand but the article is good and worth spending time on. The short test is obviously the easiest. I wish you well.
Answered on Jan 13, 2015

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Test adrenals: Hi. Baseline cortisol is drawn, then Synacthen is injected, then cortisol is drawn at 30" and 60". It is a test directly of the adrenal glands, and do ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Synacthen: This test helps find out whether you adrenal glands are working properly or not.. A baseline blood draw for cortisol is done and then synacthen is gi ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: What was the result of the test? What do you mean by not feeling well? It could be the underlying reason that prompted the test. It is not feasible to ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Don't worry: The cortisone produced will be your own and not significant enough to cause side effects even if your adrenal is normal.
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month