Adrenocorticotropic Hormone ACTHM

Method(s) Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Synonym ACTH
Specimen Required
Collect

One pre-chilled 3 mL lavender (EDTA) top tube.

Transport

Whole blood on ice OR 1 mL frozen plasma. DO NOT FREEZE WHOLE BLOOD.

Remarks

Collect in pre-chilled EDTA tube. Place tube in wet ice and transport to laboratory immediately. If unable to deliver immediately (in laboratory within 45 minutes of collection), separate the plasma from the cells in a refrigerated centrifuge (if available), aliquot plasma (1.0 mL minimum) and freeze immediately.

Stability

Not stable unless collected and processed as described. Frozen: 1 month.

Schedule Tue, Fri
Billing Code 1010063
CPTCode 82024
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

Less than 47 pg/mL

No Appointment Necessary
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