Adrenocorticotropic Hormone, also know as ACTH, is a test for pituitary function and is useful in evaluating adrenal gland dysfunction. ACTH levels exhibit a diurnal variation, peaking between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. and reaching their lowest point between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. Cortisol and ACTH levels are usually evaluated together because any change in one causes a change in the other.
Fasting is not required for this test. Always take your medications as prescribed. Do not take your supplements the morning of the test.
Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH) Blood Test 1 Test
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