What is plasma acth? How is it performed?

ACTH. Good question but hard to answer in a short paragraph. Please go online and look up ACTH in articles designed for patients not doctors. That should be of great help. Any questions - send them to me.

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What is plasma acth and how is it performed?

Pituitary hormone. Acth comes from the pituitary and regulates adrenal cortisol. It is measured in an immunoassay. Acth is a small peptide, broken down quickly in plasma, and is tricky to assay; results can be unreliable if the sample is not processed properly. It is measured in the work up of adrenal and/or pituitary disorders, such as cushing's disease or pituitary deficiency. Read more...