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My doctor ordered a cortrosyn stimulation test. Does this have to be done at 8am like my previos cortisol test or is time not a factor?

My doctor ordered a cortrosyn stimulation test. Does this have to be done at 8am like my previos cortisol test or is time not a factor?

It depends.: Usually, a Cortrosyn Stimulation Test give 4 results: ACTH(Baseline) & Cortisol(Baseline, 30', & 60'). The baseline ACTH & Cortisol are affected by time of day, and should be done as close as possible to your usual wake-up time (Traditionally ordered as 8AM). However, the most important values are the 30' & 60' Cortisols - these determine whether or not your adrenals can make enough Cortisol. ...Read more

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What does it mean when an adrenal stimulation test comes up #17?

Hard to say: If the 17 is a cortisol value and the test is an acth stimulation it is probably normal. Ask the doctor that ordered the test. ...Read more

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What is the acth plasma stimulation test?

What is the acth plasma stimulation test?

ACTH: ACTH is Adrenocortic hormone that is produced in the pituitary gland and stimulates the adrenal glands. If things are OK the labs will be fine. If not you will told how to take care of any hormone problems. ...Read more

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What is the acth plasma stimulation test?

What is the acth plasma stimulation test?

Inject syn. ACTH: Hi. It's a test for primary adrenal insufficiency (where the adrenal glands themselves have failed) where synthetic ACTH(1-24), the N-terminal 24 amino acid peptide of native ACTH, is injected IV, and the adrenal response in making cortisol is measured at 0, 30, and 60 minutes. Dead adrenals don't respond. The ACTH-stim test does not reliably test for pituitary disease. ...Read more

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What is ab acth plasma stimulation test used for?

What is ab acth plasma stimulation test used for?

Adrenal insufficienc: If an individual's adrenals may not be making enough cortisone to live (symptoms include fatigue, abdominal pain, dizziness, nausia), this is tested. If someone has needed to be on repeated or prolonged Prednisone or quite high inhaled corticosteroids for a prolonged period, adrenal insufficiency is a possibility. Adrenal insufficiency may also be related to autoimmune causes. ...Read more

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Is a stimulation test a start for a diagnosis of cfs/me ? Why would this be done? Thank you in advance x

Is a stimulation test a start for a diagnosis of cfs/me ? Why would this be done? Thank you in advance x

CFS is a diagnosis: Made if all other tests for illnesses causing weakness or fatigue are negative. Your dr is ordering these stimulation tests to check for diseases related to possible dysfunction in the hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid or adrenal glands.http://www.webmd.com/chronic-fatigue-syndrome/ http://nyp.Org/komansky/patient_care/medical_services/endocrinology/information_for_patients_and_families.Html. ...Read more

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What is an acth stimulation test for?

What is an acth stimulation test for?

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 more

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Acth stimulation test results accurate?

Depends: I'm assuming no lab errors. If you get a very high cortisol spike after receiving the first dose of ACTH, you are reassured you do not have Addison's. No, or a very small spike, strongly suggests Addison's. In-between... that's why there are specialist endocrinologists. ...Read more

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What is a cortisol stimulation test? What does it test for?

Adrenal insufficienc: Hi. A cortisol-stimulation test tests for adrenal insufficiency. There are several different cortisol-stim tests, which test different aspects of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Costyntropin-stim test tests for primary adrenal insufficiency. Insulin tolerance test and metyrapone also test for pituitary and hypothalamic insufficiency in the HPA axis. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: acth stimulation test?

What is the definition or description of: acth stimulation test?

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