MELANOCYTE STIMULATING HORMONE, ALPHA
a-MSH - Alpha-Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormone
Specimen Collection Requirements
Patient should not be on any steroid, ACTH, or hypertension medication, if possible, for at least 48 hours prior to specimen collection. Morning fasting specimens are preferred; non-fasting specimens are acceptable.
Separate plasma from cells and freeze ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: 1 month
Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:50:55 PM
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