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Low-Dose ACTH Stimulation Test: Sensitivity and Specificity

Introduction: None written. Excerpt from the entry in Adrenal Insufficiency:
for seconary adrenal insufficiency

the sensitivity is low because partially atrophic adrenals can still respond; the sensitivity improves as the duration of the AI is longer

low dose stim = 1mcg cosyntropin

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Adrenal Insufficiency

61% sensitive, 95% specific