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DHEA Stimulation by ACTH Test

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The DHEA Stimulation by ACTH Test is a diagnostic procedure used to assess the adrenal gland’s function by measuring the response of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) to adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) stimulation. This test is particularly useful in diagnosing conditions related to adrenal insufficiency or excess, helping healthcare professionals to determine the cause of symptoms such as fatigue, muscle weakness, and abnormal weight loss or gain.

During the test, a baseline blood sample is taken to measure the initial levels of DHEA, a hormone produced by the adrenal glands. Subsequently, ACTH, a hormone that stimulates the adrenal glands to produce cortisol and DHEA, is administered. After a specified period, another blood sample is collected to measure the levels of DHEA after stimulation. The difference in DHEA levels before and after ACTH administration helps in evaluating the adrenal glands’ functionality.

The cost of the DHEA Stimulation by ACTH Test at DNA Labs UAE is 1150 AED. DNA Labs UAE is known for its state-of-the-art facilities and adherence to high standards of diagnostic testing, ensuring accurate and reliable results. The test is conducted under the supervision of experienced medical professionals, guaranteeing a high level of care and precision.

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DHEA STIMULATION BY ACTH Test

Components

  • Test Name: DHEA STIMULATION BY ACTH Test
  • Price: 1150.0 AED
  • Sample Condition: 2 mL (0.5 mL min.) serum from 1 SST for each timed specimen. Draw fasting baseline sample; administer 250 ug of synthetic ACTH (Synacthen) IV, draw additional sample at 90 min. Ship refrigerated or frozen. Both tubes must be clearly marked with time drawn. Submit both tubes with one test request form.
  • Report Delivery: SampleTue / Fri by 9 am; Report Same day
  • Method: Enzyme Immunoassay
  • Test type: Disorders of Adrenal Gland
  • Doctor: Endocrinologist
  • Test Department:

Pre Test Information

Overnight fasting is mandatory. Synthetic ACTH (Synacthen) is not supplied by LPL.

Test Details

The DHEA stimulation by ACTH test is a medical test used to evaluate the function of the adrenal glands. DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands, and ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone) is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal glands to produce hormones such as cortisol and DHEA.

During the test, a baseline blood sample is taken to measure the level of DHEA in the body. Then, a synthetic form of ACTH is injected, and additional blood samples are taken at specified time intervals to measure the response of the adrenal glands. The DHEA levels in these samples are compared to the baseline levels to determine if the adrenal glands are functioning properly.

This test is often used to evaluate adrenal insufficiency, which is a condition where the adrenal glands do not produce enough hormones. If the adrenal glands are not functioning properly, the DHEA levels will not increase significantly in response to the ACTH stimulation.

The DHEA stimulation by ACTH test is typically performed in a hospital or clinic setting under the supervision of a healthcare professional. It is a safe and relatively simple test, but it may cause some discomfort or bruising at the injection site. It is important to follow any pre-test instructions given by your healthcare provider, such as fasting before the test or avoiding certain medications that may interfere with the results.

The results of the test will be interpreted by a healthcare professional, who will discuss them with you and determine the appropriate course of action based on the findings.

Test Name DHEA STIMULATION BY ACTH Test
Components
Price 1150.0 AED
Sample Condition 2 mL (0.5 mL min.) serum from 1 SST for each timed specimen. Draw fasting baseline sample; administer 250 ug of synthetic ACTH (Synacthen) IV, draw additional sample at 90 min. Ship refrigerated or frozen. Both tubes must be clearly marked with time drawn. Submit both tubes with one test request form.
Report Delivery SampleTue / Fri by 9 am; Report Same day
Method Enzyme Immunoassay
Test type Disorders of Adrenal Gland
Doctor Endocrinologist
Test Department:
Pre Test Information Overnight fasting is mandatory. Synthetic ACTH (Synacthen) is not supplied by LPL.
Test Details

The DHEA stimulation by ACTH test is a medical test used to evaluate the function of the adrenal glands. DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands, and ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone) is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal glands to produce hormones such as cortisol and DHEA.

During the test, a baseline blood sample is taken to measure the level of DHEA in the body. Then, a synthetic form of ACTH is injected, and additional blood samples are taken at specified time intervals to measure the response of the adrenal glands. The DHEA levels in these samples are compared to the baseline levels to determine if the adrenal glands are functioning properly.

This test is often used to evaluate adrenal insufficiency, which is a condition where the adrenal glands do not produce enough hormones. If the adrenal glands are not functioning properly, the DHEA levels will not increase significantly in response to the ACTH stimulation.

The DHEA stimulation by ACTH test is typically performed in a hospital or clinic setting under the supervision of a healthcare professional. It is a safe and relatively simple test, but it may cause some discomfort or bruising at the injection site.

It is important to follow any pre-test instructions given by your healthcare provider, such as fasting before the test or avoiding certain medications that may interfere with the results. The results of the test will be interpreted by a healthcare professional, who will discuss them with you and determine the appropriate course of action based on the findings.