ACTH, Plasma Adrenocorticotropic Hormone

ACTH, Plasma Adrenocorticotropic Hormone

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This test measures the level of Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH) in the blood. ACTH is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland which stimulates the production of cortisol. Conditions which affect the pituitary or adrenal glands can cause the balance between ACTH and cortisol production to be thrown off. This test is usually ordered to monitor or aid in the diagnosis of pituitary Cushing's disease (ACTH hyper secretion), autonomous ACTH-producing pituitary tumors (eg, Nelson's syndrome), hypopituitarism with ACTH deficiency and ectopic ACTH syndrome.