Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH)

Test Name Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH)
Test Code 1185
CPT Code(s) 82024
Preferred Requirement(s) 1mL (0.5mL) – Plasma EDTA (Frozen)
Transport Temperature A=2hours, R=3hours, F=10weeks
Methodology Chemiluminescence
Days Performed Mon, Thurs
Special Instructions Collect blood by venipuncture (avoiding hemolysis) into iced EDTA tubes, noting the time of collection. The tubes should be immersed in an ice bath following collection. Separate the plasma from the cells by centrifugation immediately, and aliquot and freeze in plastic aliquot tubes.
Comments NOTE: Reference ranges only established for collection between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Reference range will not apply for any specimen not collected between these times.
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