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Adrenocorticotropic Hormone ACTH Blood Test


* This is not a home test kit. You will need to visit a local lab for testing.


ACT hormone is produced by cells in the anterior pituitary and stimulates the adrenal glands to produce cortisol. Levels might be elevated in tumors that produce ACTH or primary adrenal failure. The pituitary creates ACTH and releases it to stimulate the production of cortisol by the adrenal glands (small organs located at the top of each kidney).

Cortisol is important for regulating glucose, protein, and lipid metabolism; suppressing the immune system’s response; and maintaining blood pressure. Normally, ACTH increases when cortisol is low and falls when cortisol is high.

Recommended For:

Diagnosing Cushing’s sydnrome, hypopitutarism, Addison’s disease, ACTH-producing tumors.

Special Notes:

Blood sample to be given between 7-10 a.m.

Tests Included:

Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH) (211)
Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH) (004440)

Estimated Turn Around For Results:

2-10 Business Days

For an exact turnaround time for results, please contact us at Personalabs and we will contact the lab on your behalf as turnaround times vary depending on testing location or lab testing provider.

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    Step 1 - Order Your Test

    Choose your tests, checkout securely, generate your lab order.

  • Step 1

    Step 2 - Visit The Lab

    Find a location in your area. Print and present your Doctor’s order at the lab.

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    Step 3 - Get Your Results

    In most cases your lab results are available in your confidential Personalabs account in 24-48 hours.


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