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Table 2 Endocrinological investigation: Rapid adrenocorticotropic hormone stimulation test in July 2016 (day 3 after admission)

From: Acute hypopituitarism associated with periorbital swelling and cardiac dysfunction in a patient with pituitary tumor apoplexy: a case report

  Reference range for basal value Time (min)
0 (Basal) 30 60
Serum cortisol (μg/dL) 4.5–21.1 1.5 6.0 6.8
Aldosterone (ng/dL) 3.0–15.9 6.2 10.1 11.8
  1. Synthetic adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) 1–24 (cosyntropin hydroxide 0.25 mg) was administered intravenously in the morning (9 AM)