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Can ACTH test rule out Cushing's? ACTH stim. Cortisol levels: T0: 9.1 T30: 16.6 and T60min: 18.6. Should I have 24 hr cortisol levels checked?

Wrong test. Hi. The ACTH-stim test is not a test for Cushing's. It's a test for adrenal insufficiency, more exactly, PRIMARY adrenal insufficiency. So no, an ACTH-stim test cannot rule out Cushing's. Someone needs to suspect you of Cushing's to order the 24h urine cortisol. We don't have any info to make us suspect Cushing's in you, so we can't say if you SHOULD have a 24h urine cortisol. Your ACTH-stim is nl. Read more...

24 hours urinary free cortisol level (3 samples) is high, but acth (blood)is normal. Have I got Cushing's syndrome or these values depends to my obesity?

Cortisol. I am surprised and disappointed that your doctor has not yet discussed this with you in detail. Keep plugging away at her/him to get the correct information. If the doctor keeps holding you up get your lab data and see am Endocrinologist that will be more helpful. Please let me know what transpires. Read more...
Depends on the level. but it's a reason to get a simple ultrasound to look at adrenals and ovaries. (a slight elevation of the cortisol is not very specific and while correlating with obesity which causes which gets ...tricky. A BIG elevation of it pretty much has to be from overproduction by the adrenals). Read more...