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... I had an ACTH injection test done yesterday to test my adrenals. ... (2 replies)
... I have quadruple checked the bloodwork and it is not a mistake that my cortisol actually dropped from PRE to POST ACTH injection. Do you think this could be a lab mistake? ... (0 replies)
... For more info .. I was fasting for the baseline cortisol and ACTH. I ate food after the ACTH injection, so was not fasting for the 30m and 60m cortisol tests. I may have also been on .5 mg Ativan, which could have lowered the adrenal response? ... (5 replies)

... Similar thing happened to me, i had the injection then went really fuzzy for a couple of hours then fell asleep for an age only ffeling better 36 hours later Nil (2 replies)
... l function. Also, many patients with secondary adrenal insufficiency are missed because most doctors see doubling or more from a low base cortisol value with low ACTH being okay or even great, not recognizing this indicates low ACTH production. ... (7 replies)
... that my baseline cortisol was 22 and it increased dramatically from the ACTH injection. My baseline normal ACTH is still on the low side. ... (29 replies)
ACTH stim test!!
Jan 15, 2007
... Doesn't sound as reliable. I hope he is taking you seriously.. Is he even going to try to draw blood before injecting the ACTH to see what the level was exactly before the ACTH injection? ... (19 replies)
Great ACTH results
Apr 27, 2006
... Results of ACTH stimulation test: Baseline, 8:12 am Plasma ACTH 29 (7 – 50) Free Serum Cortisol 1.48 (0.40 – 1.92 at 8-10 am) 30 minutes post ACTH injection Free Serum Cortisol 4.10 60 minutes post ACTH injection (1 replies)
... normal. I was sure I would have a diagnosis after my ACTH stim test. Unfortunately, I've hit another dead end. ... (2 replies)
... Were arguing about how to order it. Anyway. I have a normal result and one low result. I also did a urine and the acth injection test. So I know at the end of the week I will have answers its just hard to wait! ... (0 replies)
... Two days ago I went in for the ACTH blood doc was concerned with my extremely low BP, fatigue, headaches, dizzyness, concentration loss...among some other things. ... (1 replies)
... Thank you for the response. I have been finding a ton on conflicting info regarding test interpretation. I just read an article stating: "Standard high-dose ACTH stimulation test — A serum cortisol value of 20 µg/dL (550 nmol/L) or more at any time during the test, including before injection, is indicative of normal adrenal function . *** Criteria that require a... (3 replies)
... drinking past midnight last night, she also said to not take my morning meds till the test was over. Lab tech took a vial of blood at 8AM, then nurse gave me an injection in the hip. Very quick, no pain. Then I sat and waited exactly 1 hour and I gave them another vial of blood. ... (0 replies)
... tests which came back with low initial cortisol readings and this less than doubled half an hour after the ACTH injection. I've also had various scans including an MRI of my pituitary gland. Thankfully this didn't show a pituitary tumour. ... (33 replies)
... Can anyone help interpret my ACTH stim test results? ... (0 replies)
... I am very weak, barely functioning most days with most of the symptoms of Addison's. We have one local endo who I had to convince to give me the ACTH stim test. I got the results yesterday and he says nothing is wrong with me. ... (1 replies)
... Just scheduled an ACTH stim test for tomorrow and I'm concerned because this is my 2nd test and I want to make sure it's done right. ... (1 replies)
... c I wanted to make sure I would be able to have a test if needed after my doc appointment. Anyway, doc had me do an acth stim test a few days later. ... (0 replies)
New ACTH Test
Dec 10, 2009
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New ACTH Test
Oct 14, 2009
... I just had an ACTH test. ... (3 replies)

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