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What is an inferior petrosal venous sinus sampling test?

An inferior petrosal venous sinus sampling test involves threading a long, tiny plastic tube or catheter up through the veins of the body to measure the blood levels of ACTH directly from the veins that come from the pituitary. This is done through a small needle-stick in the groin area and is generally not painful.

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