When is this performed?
- When diseases such as Addison`s disease, glucocorticoid deficiency, hypopituitarism are suspected.
What does the test involve?
- The administration of a drug (Tetracosactrin) and the taking of blood samples to measure cortisol and ACTH levels.
Are there any side-effects?
- Usually none
How long does the test take and is admission to hospital required?
- The test takes about 1 hour and does not usually require admission
What should you tell your doctor?
- If you are taking steroid medication by any route: oral, topical, inhaled, injection
- Your allergies