Acth stimulation test -- is that done in a lab?

Yes and no. Provocative acth is given iv. Serial blood measurements are made for detecting the rise in cortisol in the blood. These assays are done in a lab.

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

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...

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...

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...
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...

I've been showing strong symptoms of addisons disease. Should I opt for an acth stimulation test?

Yes if indicated. If you have symptoms of adrenal insufficiency, talk to your doctor about the acth stim test. This is the best test to confirm your suspicion. If he/she agrees with your assessment, the test should be ordered. Good luck. 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...

Suspicion of Ncah. Had acth stimulation test. Baseline 17-0H = 3.70nmol/l. After 30 mins = 9.38nmol/l. After 60 mins = 12nmol/l.What does this say?

Normal. Normal.....says the ACTH-CORTISOL "axis" is OK However since labs differ ..check this with your medical provider. Read more...
ACTH: low steroids? An adrenocorticosteroid hormone (ACTH) stimulation test using "17-hydroxy steroid levels" as a measure of degree of activity is used to determine potential adrenal cortex activity. The results reported show a generally positive potential for cortical activity. The test separates low natural stimulation of the cortex from the ability of the cortex to react. You need to talk to endocrinologist. Read more...

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...

ACTH Stimulation Test results: baseline cortisol 6.2, 30 min 19.4, 1 hour 22.7. Suspect SAI?

While there can be. variation between labs, these results appear to be largely normal. The baseline is normal (5-23 micrograms per deciliter). A rise from baseline of at least 7 to 10 ug/dl of cortisol, reaching at least 18 ug/dl at 60 minutes post-stimulation rules out primary adrenal insufficiency. A blunted response (not sure yours qualifies) may suggest secondary AI. Your Doctor will advise you. Stay well. Read more...