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Clinical Chemistry Laboratory

ACTH (Adrenocorticotropic Hormone)

  • Synonyms: ACTH
  • LIS Mnemonic: ACTHC

    Collect

    Lavendar (EDTA)

    Volume Required

    1ml blood

    Minimum Required

    0.5 ml blood

    Transport

    Collect specimen between 7AM and 10AM for valid reference intervals. For in-house collection, place sample on Ice after collection. Send to laborabory immediately. Separate plasma from cells ASAP. Satellite facilities: Collect the specimen. Send the unspun specimen on ice to the Core Lab immediately. The specimen must be received in the Core Lab on ice within 3 hours of collection.

    Stability

    freeze plasma -20 degrees

    Processing

    use refrigerated centrifuge to separate plasma

Days Performed

mon-fri

Reported

Same day

Reflex Testing

N/A

CPT

82024

Methodology

Chemiluminescence

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