|Description||A test of adrenal function which uses synthetic ACTH to dynamically stimulate cortisol production.|
|Indication||Investigation of adrenocorticol function.
|Additional Info||An abnormal response may be due to either primary or secondary adrenal failure. The test can be done at any time of the day but ideally in the morning due to the diurnal variation in cortisol. ACTH, pituitary function tests and clinical findings may help in the diagnosis.|
|Interpretation||A rise in cortisol of at least 200 nmol/L to above 600 nmol/L makes adrenal insufficiancy unlikely.|
|Collection Conditions||Protocol can be obtained from the laboratory and from the Pathology intranet site.|
|Min. Vol||1 mL|
|Ref. Range (Male)|| |
|Ref. Range (Female)|| |
|Ref. Range (Paed)|| |
|Ref. Range Notes||A rise in cortisol of at least 200 nmol/L to above 600 nmol/L makes adrenocortical insufficiency unlikely.|
|Units|| - Not Defined -|
|IP Acute TAT||- Contact Laboratory|
|IP Routine TAT||3 hours|
|GP Acute TAT||- Contact Laboratory|
|GP Routine TAT||- Contact Laboratory|
Originally edited by : . Review due on 17/01/2013 16:46:29. Published By RB on 17/01/2012 16:46:29.