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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 given into the blood stream or the muscle. 30 minutes later a second blood draw for cortisol is done. The purpose is to see that your adrenal glands are doing OK or not. ...Read more
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 provide a more meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and perhaps some lab tests. It would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read 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. ...Read more
Is there an alternative to the short synacthen test to check for addison disease? I'm worried about the side effects of the cortisol. Thanks.
Had a flu vaccination today. How soon can I have a short synacthen test? I'm having mra with contrast in 4 weeks. This all safe to have within 4 weeks
Have a pituitary tumor.I refused a synacthen test because i had my brain anurysim coiled 3 months ago.I read this injection can cause veins to burst.
I had my brain aneurysm coiled 3 months ago. Worried about having a synacthen test incase the steroid injection causes a vessel to burst in my brain?
Yes, but: It will not help your hep b. ...Read more