ACTH STIMULATION
CORTISOL STIMULATION

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An ACTH Stimulation Test aids in the diagnosis of primary or secondary adrenal insufficiency. Other names for the test could include Cortisol Stimulation.
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For Outpatients, an ACTH Stimulation test is a scheduled test done in the Outpatient Clinic.
For Inpatients, order thru Meditech Order Management.
REFER TO POLICY ACTH Stimulation Test, 01600 1008.

Note: This should not be confused with Dexamethasone Suppression Test which is used to rule out Cushing's. Therefore, if the outpatient has already been administered Dexamethasone in the previous 24 hours by another entity the patient will be directed to the lab for a Cortisol level (phlebo will draw an extra Plain Red top). Patient may then be discharged.
 

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The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.