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Adreno Corticotrophic Hormone Plasma

(ACTH)
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You need to provide
Blood
This test is for
Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. No special preparation required

Overview


What is ACTH?

This assay is used to determine the cause of Hypocortisolism & Hypercortisolism
states. In a patient with hypocortisolism, an elevated ACTH indicates Primary
adrenal insufficiency whereas normal levels are consistent with secondary adranal
insufficiency from pituitary or hypothalamic causes. In a patient of hypercortisolism
(Cushing's syndrome), a suppressed value is consistent with Cortisol producing
Adrenal adenoma/carcinoma, Primary adrenal micronodular hyperplasia &
Exogenous corticosteroid use.


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Today Pathological investigations play a major role in medical science and patient treatment. One Diagnostics started operations in 2016 with our first centre of excellence being inaugurated at Kolkata. Operating out of a state of the art facility, we aim at providing the best in class reports using barcoded and fully automated systems and offer one of the fastest turn around time. To maintain best in industry quality standards, the laboratory currently participates in EQAS (External Quality...
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