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ACTH - ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE

Mnemonic

ACTH

Synonym

Adrenocorticotropic Hormone - ACTH

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Plasma, one lavender (EDTA) top tube

Handling

Separate plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL plasma to an aliquot tube and freeze.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

Serum, tissue or urine, heparinized plasma, grossly hemolyzed or lipemic specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 3 months

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

3-5 days

Method

Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Referral Lab

ARUP (70010)

Reference Values

Reference Values

CHILDREN MALE/FEMALE:
1 week - 9 years:     5-46 pg/mL
10 - 18 years:           6-55 pg/mL

ADULT MALE 19 years and older:        7-69 pg/mL

ADULT FEMALE 19 years and older:    6-58 pg/mL

CPT Codes

82024

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:40:28 AM


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