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A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine. It is given through a needle placed into one of your veins. It must be given slowly, so the needle must stay in place for at least 30 minutes.
The test is usually given in the morning, after at least 30 minutes of bed rest. You will be advised not to take any food or water the night before the test and during the test procedure. Care should be taken to lessen nervousness and distress, especially in children.
You may have to repeat this test 1 day after the results of the first one showed a deficiency in the function of your pituitary gland.