|Test||CORTROSYN STIMULATION TEST (1 HOUR)|
|Methodology||Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay (ECLIA)|
|Description||Useful for the evaluation of adrenal insufficiency in suspected adrenal biosynthetic defect or adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) unresponsiveness.
Test includes two serum cortisol determinations.
|Specimen||Draw baseline blood in either a plain, red-top tube or serum gel tube. Immediately after drawing baseline, clinician administers 0.25 mg ACTH (Cortrosyn). Draw second blood specimen 60 minutes post injection.
Spin down and send 1.0 mL (minimum volume: 0.5 mL) of serum from each specimen refrigerated. Label tubes with time drawn.
|Reference Values||Stimulated cortisol level: > 18 ug/dL and/or a > 7 ug/dL increase over the baseline level|
|Analytic Time||1 day|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday through Friday|
80400 Cortrosyn Stimulation
Tests are subject to change. For additional information on this test or to place an order, please call NorDx at (207) 396-7800.