|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||Cortisol level: > 18 ug/dL before or after the ACTH injection|
|Analytic Time||1 day|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday through Friday|
80400 Cortrosyn Stimulation