ACTH Stimulation Test Patient Instructions


 

• You will be given a prescription for cosyntropin. This will need to be filled prior to the day of your testing appointment.

• Do not eat for 12 hours prior to the test. You may have water.

• Do not take any steroids (hydrocortisone, prednisone, dexamethasone) for at least 12 hours prior to the test (please let your doctor know if you are taking a steroid).

• On the day of the test, you will be given an IV dose of cosyntropin (ACTH).

• Your blood levels of adrenal hormones will then be measured after 30 and 60 minutes to monitor your adrenal glands’ response to ACTH.

 

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Houston, TX 77079
Ph: 713-491-2064
Fax: 713-468-2289

 

 

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1631 N. Loop West Ste. 625
Houston, TX 77008
Ph: 832-219-9930
Fax: 832-218-7402

 

 

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Houston, TX 77094
Ph: 713-714-3402
Fax: 844-873-0032