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ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE

Test Number:
  • 0070010
Test Alias:
  • ACTH
Preferred Specimen:
  • Plasma
Container Type:
  • EDTA/Lavender Top
Alternative Specimen:
  • Plasma from a PPT Potassium EDTA (White Top)
Volume:
  • 2 mL
Collection Instructions:
  • Centrifuge immediately after collection to separate plasma from cells. Transfer plasma to a plastic specimen transport container and mark the specimen type as plasma on the container. Freeze immediately.
Transport Temperature:
  • Frozen
Specimen Stability:
  • Room temperature: 16 hours
  • Refrigerated: 24 hours
  • Frozen: 28 days
Methodology:
  • Immunoassay (IA)
CPT Code:
  • 82024
Reject Criteria:
  • Received thawed
Reference Range:
Report Available:
  • 3 days

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