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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.

  • Step 1 - Order Your Test

    Create an account, choose your tests, checkout securely, generate your lab order.

  • Step 2 - Generate & Print Out Lab Order

    Our physician network will approve your order within 2-4hrs. Some lab orders can take 24 hours for approval.

  • Step 3 - Visit the Lab

    The test price decides which lab you will visit: Quest or Labcorp. Find a location in your area.

  • Step 4 - Get Your Results

    Results can be provided in as little as 24-48 hrs. For more complex tests, please contact us for turn around times.


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