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Acth Stimulation Test Results Accurate
The acth stimulation test evaluate whether the adrenal gland can respond to stimulation from the pituitary gland by giving an artificial form of the pituitary hormone (acth) and measuring the adrenal gland hormone (cortisol) before and after the injection. Normally the cortisol level will rise after the injection; in most instances failure to do so indicates a problem ...Read more
Regarding acth stimulation test. Do I have to be experiencing symptoms at time of test in order for it to show positive result?
No symptoms needed: The test is designed to test the ability of your adrenal glands to respond to stimulation from the pituitary (by giving a synthetic form of the pituitary hormone), so it is not necessary to have symptoms for the test to be valid. The ability of the adrenal gland to respond to stimulation does not come and go on a short term basis, so the results will be the same no matter how one feels. ...Read more
What is the difference between acth plasma and acth stimulation test? Which one is more reliable and accurate? Can you depend solely on acth plasma?
Eval adrenal functio: The acth stimulation test evaluate whether the adrenal gland can respond to stimulation from the pituitary gland by giving an artificial form of the pituitary hormone (acth) and measuring the adrenal gland hormone (cortisol) before and after the injection. Normally the cortisol level will rise after the injection; in most instances failure to do so indicates a problem with the adrenal gland. ...Read more
Can i drive myself after acth stimulation test or should I have someone drive me? I don't know what to expect? Might i feel better or worse after ?
Yes: An acth stim test. A cortisol blood test, an injection of cortrisyn followe by another cortisol blood test. It takes time, but you should be able to drive to and from work. Best wishes. ...Read more
Acth Stimulation test:
PRG 17-0H basal: 3.70nmol/l
30min interval: 9.83nmol/l
60min interval: 12nmol/l
Heterozygous or Homozygous NCAH? Or Pcos?
NCAH or PCOS?: Not nonclassic adrenal hyperplasia with early morning 17-OH progesterone less than 200ng/dl. Yours, with conversion is 122ng/dl. Also, your stimulated level doesn't reach higher than 400ng/L. That means no 21-hydroxylase or 11beta-hydroxylase or 3-beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase or 17-alpha-hydroxylase deficiency. PCOS. ...Read more
What is the indication and contraindication of acth stimulation test? What is the management for acth stimulation test?
See below: Acth stimulation allows a doctor to distinguish primary adrenal disease from pituitary disease. This is not an issue for self testing or management. See this site for more information and discuss the matter with your doctor. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003696.htm. ...Read more
ACTH test: The lab can draw blood for measurement of cortisol, but someone has to give the injection of acth (cortrosyn). The injection can be given IV or im. A lab that only draws blood would probably not be able to do this. Someone needs to order the acth and give the injection. ...Read more
Adrenal test: It's a test to see if you have adrenal insufficiency (whether or not your adrenals are working). It typically requires a placement of an iv, blood draws from the IV line as well as injection of acth through the iv. It can be done in a doctor's office or in an infusion center. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is one of several pituitary hormones - acth for short (the others control the thyroid gland, gonad glands, and others) that controls adrenal gland function in primarily making the hormone called cortisol (not to be confused with "adrenaline"), though the adrenal gland also ...Read more
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