What are normal ACTH test results?
ACTH is measured in picograms per milliliter (pg/mL).
Test results are influenced by the time of day the test was done.
Normal results are: Adults: 6-76 pg/ml (1.3-16.7 pmol/L).
What is a high ACTH level?
A higher-than-normal level of ACTH may indicate: Adrenal glands not producing enough cortisol (Addison disease) Adrenal glands not producing enough hormones (congenital adrenal hyperplasia) One or more of the endocrine glands are overactive or have formed a tumor (multiple endocrine neoplasia type I)
What is a normal cortisol range?
Normal cortisol levels are usually highest early in the morning and lowest about midnight. Normal ranges vary depending on the type of test. For most tests, normal ranges are: 6 to 8 a.m.: 10 to 20 micrograms per deciliter (mcg/dL)
What is a normal ACTH level in horses?
Samples taken during this time period may have up to 3 times reference levels of ACTH in normal horses.” Their normal cut-off is 35 pg/ml (outside of the seasonal rise), therefore up to 3 times this might mean an ACTH of up to 105 pg/ml might be considered negative for PPID between August and October.
What are the symptoms of high ACTH?
Why do I need an ACTH test?Weight gain.Buildup of fat in the shoulders.Pink or purple stretch marks (lines) on the abdomen, thighs, and/or breasts.Skin that bruises easily.Increased body hair.Muscle weakness.Fatigue.Acne.
What does an ACTH test show?
An ACTH test measures the levels of both ACTH and cortisol in the blood and helps your doctor detect diseases that are associated with too much or too little cortisol in the body. Possible causes of these diseases include: a pituitary or adrenal malfunction. a pituitary tumor.