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Short ACTH Test (Rapid ACTH Test, Cortrosyn Stimulation Test, Short Tetracosactrin Test) in Suspected Adrenal Insufficiency

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory

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Description:

The short ACTH stimulation test can used to evaluate patients with suspected adrenal insufficiency. Cosyntropin is a synthetic ACTH analogue with activity very similar to native ACTH.

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