Which of the following best describes a CRH stimulation test?

 

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- A blood sample is removed to test for levels of adrenocorticotopin hormone

- Insulin is injected into circulation to assess the patients pituitary function

- A small amount of plasma is studied for the presence of somatotropin

- A sample of the pancreas is taken for biopsy to assess for the presence of cortisol in the tissue

Rationale

A corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) stimulation test is performed by checking a blood sample to test for levels of adrenocorticotropin hormone. The test is done to determine if the patient is making enough cortisol and if the adrenal glands are working sufficiently.

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