Alternate Names : Serum Adrenocorticotropic Hormone, Adrenocorticotropic Hormone
What do the test results mean?
Healthy levels of ACTH in the blood may range from 0 to
100 pg/mL (picograms per milliliter).
High levels of ACTH may be caused by:
a slowdown in functioning of the adrenal glands, such as
pituitary gland tumor,
which is an abnormal growth in the pituitary gland
other tumors that produce excess ACTH
Low levels of ACTH can be caused by:
excess production of cortisol by the adrenal glands, which occurs
in conditions such as Cushing syndrome
certain tumors of the adrenal gland
various diseases of the pituitary gland