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Test : Thorn Test/ Adrenal Function Eosinophil Count

Indications : Eosinophil Count is performed before and 4 hours following an injection of ACTH as a test of adrenal cortical function.

Interpretation : If adrenal cortical function is normal, the Eosinophil count will act as follows: The Eosinophil count before the injection will be about twice the value of the Eosinophil count after the injection. If the adrenal cortical function is decreased, Eosinophil count before the injection will be approximately the same as the Eosinophil count after the injection. When adrenal cortical function is decreased, it indicates hypoadrenalism (Addison’s disease).

Related Tests : Adrenocorticotropic Hormone, Cortisol, Cosyntropin Test, Eosinophil Count

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