What is a cosyntropin (Cortrosyn) stimulation test?

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Your doctor has ordered a cosyntropin (Cortrosyn) stimulation test to see how well your adrenal glands are working. The adrenal glands are small structures that are on top of your kidneys. They make a hormone called cortisol, which is responsible for regulating many of your body's functions. This test will tell your doctor if your adrenal glands are making enough cortisol.

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