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ACTH (Adrenal Corticotropin Hormone) *

SIM

10060 

CPT

82024 

Synonyms

Adrenal Corticotropin Hormone; Corticotropin 

Specimen Type

Plasma 

Container

Lavender top(EDTA) tube—plastic or  siliconized  glass

Collection Instructions

Collect on ice, transport to lab ASAP.

Volume

Volume: 0.8 ml. 
Min volume: 0.3 ml. 

Additional Information

Pituitary Function Test

Patient Preparation

Should be collected between 7 am and 10am

Specimen Processing Instructions

Separate from cells ASAP-Freeze immediately.

Transport Requirements

Frozen

Specimen Stability

7 days 

Rejection Criteria

Thawed specimen; serum or heparinized  plasma; specimen collected in non-siliconized glass tube.

Reference Range

7.2-63.3 pg/ml. (for specimens collected between 7 and 10 am)

Critical Value

 

Test Includes

ACTH level 

Methodology

ECLIA (Electrochemiluminescence immunoassay) 

Testing Frequency

 

LCA

LCA Test Code: 004440 

Reviewed By

Lisa McBride 

Reviewed Date

1/16/2018 

Supplemental

* Reference Lab Test

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