ACTH / Cortisol Blood Test

How long will it take? 5 minutes

What will happen?

ACTH / Cortisol blood test requires an additional blood draw. The test measures the amount of two hormones in your body.

  1. Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) which is a hormone released from the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland is a small structure, located at the base of your brain, that affects many areas of your body and overall health.
  2. Cortisol, a hormone released by the adrenal gland. Your two adrenal glands are located above each kidney. They produce hormones that help regulate your metabolism, immune system, blood pressure, response to stress and other essential functions.

How do I prepare?

No preparation necessary. Blood must be drawn before 12pm.

Will I be told my results?

Results will be reported in MyChart. A copy of results with be shared with your Provider upon request.