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ACTH - Adrenocorticotropic Hormone

Mnemonic

ACTH

Synonym

Adrenocorticotropic Hormone - ACTH

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Plasma, one lavender (EDTA) top tube

Handling

Critical frozen. 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: 3 hours; Refrigerated: 4 hours; Frozen: 1 month

Testing Information

Note

Avoid freeze thaw cycles.

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

3-5 days

Method

Quantitative Electrochemiluminescent Immunoassay

Referral Lab

ARUP (70010)

Reference Values

Reference Values

7.2-63.3 pg/mL (a.m. draws) Pediatric reference ranges are the same as adults, as confirmed by peer reviewed literature.

CPT Codes

82024

Last Updated: Thursday, August 1, 2019 03:02:16 AM


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