The two main tests are the low-dose dexamethasone suppression test (LDDST) and the ACTH stimulation test
, but there are several other companion tests that may be recommended including the urine cortisohcreatinine ratio and advanced imaging such as abdominal ultrasound.
However, they will take blood samples from any dog with a documented diagnosis with an ACTH stimulation test
and an abnormal serum sodiunm:potassium ratio.
 Clinicians utilising the ACTH stimulation test
need to be aware of several pitfalls.
Urgent ACTH stimulation test
was carried out with 0.25 mg synthectin.
The ACTH stimulation test
involves injection of artificial ACTH to see if your cat's body responds with an excess of Cortisol production.
Therefore, it has several limitations, especially regarding the number of subjects studied and also use of single method, the ACTH stimulation test
, as a screening tool.
ACTH Stimulation Test
. Administration of cosyntropin (1-24 ACTH; Cortrosyn) to directly stimulate adrenal cortisol release is the most commonly used diagnostic test to evaluate adrenal function.
Use of the ACTH stimulation test
has been reported in kidney transplant patients, but this test requires multiple blood draws and synthetic ACTH is expensive .
Therefore, we reviewed the results of the ACTH stimulation test
performed over a 10-year period to evaluate adrenal function in 69 CF patients and compared the clinical characteristics of CF patients with AI to those of adrenal-sufficient (AS) patients.
On follow-up, low dose (1 [micro]g) ACTH stimulation test
was performed, and adrenal deficiency was confirmed (peak cortisol: 12.1 [micro]g/dl).
 Our study aims to diagnose adrenal insufficiency in critically ill patients on the basis of ACTH stimulation test
ACTH stimulation test
was performed on 104 females (52 carriers and 52 noncarriers).