Understand Your Test

Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH)

Formal Name

 

Adrenocorticotropic Hormone

 

Why Get Tested?

In conjunction with cortisol testing, to help diagnose adrenal gland problems and pituitary diseases such as Cushing syndrome, Cushing disease, Addison disease, adrenal tumors, and pituitary tumors.

When To Get Tested?

When you have signs and symptoms associated with excess or deficient cortisol production; when your healthcare provider suspects that you have a hormone imbalance that could be caused by a problem with your pituitary or adrenal glands.