Presentation Description / Session Abstract: This talk will discuss the potential uses of measurement of endogenous ACTH concentrations, including for the diagnosis of hyperadrenocorticism and hypoadrenocorticism. Challenges associated with interpretation will be covered. We will also discuss proper sample handling and pitfalls associated with inappropriate handling. Preliminary data from a study evaluating improper sample handling and shipping will be presented.
Know when/why to collect a sample for eACTH measurement.
Learn how to interpret the results.
Understand how inappropriate handling will affect results.