ACTH stimulation test assesses how well the adrenal glands respond to the hormone adrenocorticotropic. Aldosterone secretion is stimulated by continuous intravenous injection of ACTH, whereas pulsatile administration of ACTH leads to a sustained stimulation of aldosterone secretion for up to 72 hours.
Used to assess aldosterone production at the same time as cortisol production to determine whether hypoaldosteronism is due to hyperreninemic or hyporeninemic causes
In this test, we inject the patient with a small quantity of synthetic ACTH and measure how much aldosterone the adrenals release in response to the ACTH injection. Some individuals may experience moderate side effects as a result of this examination.
• Avoid exercise and emotional stress 12 hours before the test.
• After midnight, avoid eating or drinking anything.
• Make sure that you get enough sleep.
• Ensure that your doctor is aware of any prescription or non-prescription medications, supplements, vitamins, herbs, and recreational or illicit drugs you are currently using or considering using.
• Doctor prescription.
No particular type of care is required.
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|Test Type||ACTH Stimulation For Aldosterone|
ACTH Stimulation For Aldosterone Test (Pathology Tests)
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|Test Price:||₹ 1200|
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