What is cortrosyn ?
Asked by Jolanda Crissinger 2 years ago.
It's a medication received by injection and judging from the websites it's usage appears to be for diagnostic and therepeutic purposes. What those purposes are the website does not indicate. Answered by Maisie Crilly 2 years ago.
i think it is medicine Answered by Scot Loeppky 2 years ago.
Anyone ever taken an ACTH test?
I have to take an ACTH hormone test tomorrow, and I need to know what to do to prepare. Do I have to fast? No one gave me anything about what to do before-hand, but I suspect there's at least something. I'm very nervous. Anyone have experiences to share?
Asked by Kasha Millisor 2 years ago.
The ACTH stimulation test measures the adrenal response or lack of response to stress by testing the amount of cortisol the adrenals produce after being stimulated by a synthetic form of ACTH (Adrenocorticotropic hormone). This is a simple test. Blood is drawn to get a starting or base cortisol level (serum ACTH should also be tested), next synthetic ACTH (Synacthen aka Tetracosactide or Cortrosyn aka Cosyntropin) is injected. Blood is drawn 30 min, sometimes 45 min, and at 60 minutes after the synthetic ACTH has been injected. The test must be done for at least 60 minutes. In healthy adrenal function, the cortisol level should double within 60 minutes. If the cortisol level was a 25 before the stimulation (base level), after the stimulation should reach at least 50. Most feel nothing during or after the test, but flushed skin, anxiety and nausea are possible. You may need to limit activities and eat a high-carbohydrate diet 12-24 hours before the test. You may be asked to fast for 6 hours before the test. But you should call your doctor just to make sure, they might want you to do something different. Answered by Madelene Mugica 2 years ago.
See a doctor and get your blood examined (and regardless of else the wellness care provider what needs you to do). you have a blood affliction or maximum cancers. no longer something to make guesses approximately. Answered by Sharri Federle 2 years ago.
What is a "cortisol stimulation test"?
During recent medical tests, my doctor found that my progesterone levels were extremely high. My symptoms are similar to many things, but most similar to CAH (Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia) and my doctor has recommended a cortisol stimulation test to rule this condition out. I am pretty knowledgeable about...
Asked by Ione Galagher 2 years ago.
During recent medical tests, my doctor found that my progesterone levels were extremely high. My symptoms are similar to many things, but most similar to CAH (Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia) and my doctor has recommended a cortisol stimulation test to rule this condition out. I am pretty knowledgeable about medicine and from the sound of it, it does not sound like it is going to be a fun event. I am curious to learn more about it. I know that it is approximately 2 hours long (yikes!!) and involves I.V.s and more labs (yay!! I think I'll be anemic after all these experiences... Just a joke.) But what is it? What medicines are used? Does it hurt? Will I know results immediately? Or how long will I have to wait for results? I know that this is probably more than one question, but I was on a role. Any help from experienced medical professionals or those who have been through it would really help. Thanks!! Answered by Alexandria Antenucci 2 years ago.
The ACTH stimulation test measures the ability of the adrenal cortex to respond to ACTH by producing cortisol appropriately. ACTH is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal glands into producing cortisol. You may be asked to limit your physical activity and eat high-carb meals 12 to 24 hours prior to the test. You may be asked to fast for 6 hours before the test. First, a blood draw to get a baseline level of your cortisone. Then an injection of 250mg synthetic ACTH (Cortrosyn). Another draw at 30 minutes. The injections will be either IV or IM. There may be a third draw at 60 minutes. These additional blood draws are to measure serum cortisol levels after ACTH and compare them to your baseline. The results should be available the next day. It may a day or two longer for you to be contacted by your physician. Answered by Cierra Keehne 2 years ago.