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Is acth stimulation test done at a normal lab that draws blood?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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