The ACTH stimulation test
is more reliable than an unstimulated test for assessing the capacity of the adrenal glands to respond to a stressor.
6) found that cortisol values in the 60th minute in a 1 mcg low-dose ACTH stimulation test
(LDT) were significantly lower in the BD group than in the control group.
During the short postoperative ACTH stimulation test
, cortisol values at 0, 30, 60, 90 and 120 minutes were 8.
We have not performed the high-dose ACTH stimulation test
(250 [micro]g of synthetic ACTH 1-24 per 1.
A 250 [micro]g ACTH stimulation test
Individuals were screened for diabetes and adrenal insufficiency, with basal cortisol levels and an ACTH stimulation test
at the time of study entry and were excluded if either was identified.
If the clinical suspicion is high but cortisol levels are normal, an ACTH stimulation test
provides the best assessment of adrenal function.
Although the ACTH stimulation test
is best for confirming a diagnosis, as a screen it produced two false-positive results.
When the response to the short ACTH test is abnormal, a "long" ACTH stimulation test
is required to determine the cause of adrenal insufficiency.
Cortisol, DHEAS and 17OHP showed no response to ACTH stimulation test
The low-dose short ACTH stimulation test
(LDST) has been shown to correlate well with IIH in such cases (4-7).
We used zero and 30 minutes values of serum cortisol in ACTH stimulation test
, to assess the pituitary ACTH reserve.