An adrenocorticotropin, or corticotropin, serum level is a valuable biomarker that the pain practitioner can use to help manage patients with severe, chronic pain
- Used for Addison’s disease.
- The level of Adrenocorticotropin is an objective indicator of whether the brain is being over-stressed and stimulated by pain.Since pain, per se, can not be measured, an adrenocorticotropin hormone (ACTH) serum level provides some objectivity in assessing pain severity, rather than just relying on the patient’s history.
- Treats Addison’s disease.
- Please consult a specialist.
- Do not mix with any other medicine until you consult your doctor.
Source: PracticalPainManagement, http://www.practicalpainmanagement.com/resources/diagnostic-tests/how-use-adrenocorticotropin-biomarker-pain-management