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Adrenocorticotropic Hormone Acth Test - Lab Locations


Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH)

Adrenocorticotropic Hormone ACTH Test

ACTH-related Disorders

Causes

This test screens for disorders related to damages in the pituitary gland and adrenal glands such as Cushing’s syndrome, Addison disease, and hypopituitarism. These diseases are commonly associated with tumors and malfunctions in the pituitary and adrenal glands that change the production levels of cortisol. 

Symptoms of Cortisol Imbalance:

High levels of cortisol

  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Muscle weakness
  • Skin bruising
  • Pink or purple stretch marks
  • Increased body hair 
  • High blood pressure
  • High blood sugar levels

Low levels of Cortisol

  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Digestive distress
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Skin pigmentation
  • Low sodium levels

Why should you get tested?

Securing a proper test for cortisol imbalance can lead you to fast and appropriate treatment. Diseases associated with high and low levels of cortisol can greatly affect your critical bodily and mental functions.

Where can you get tested?

Can't find the test for you? Give us a call at (888) 438-5227. Our friendly customer service representatives will help you find the right tests that you need and answer any questions you have. 

Here at Personalabs you can order blood tests online from the convenience and privacy of your home with just a click of a button. 

We guarantee your peace of mind as we do not share your test results with insurance companies or any outside parties. You are completely in control over who can review your test results.

 

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