NutriPATH offers a simple blood test that assesses ACTH levels in the blood which assists in monitoring conditions associated with excessive or deficient cortisol in the body.
It is known that this test is commonly requested when you suspect or are aware of the following health conditions such as:
- Cushing disease
- Cushing syndrome
- Addison disease
- Secondary adrenal insufficiency
- Muscle weakness
- Weight loss
- Increased skin pigmentation, even in areas not exposed to the sun
- Loss of appetite
Brownstein MJ. Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) in the central nervous system. Adv Biochem Psychopharmacol. 1980;22:93‐99.