Test Directory

7524 ACTH, Plasma

Specimen Type
Specimen Stability
Reference Range
EDTA Plasma
16 Hours, Ambient
Refrigerated-24 Hours
Frozen-28 Days
See Report

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: EDTA Plasma
Container: 1 Lavender Top Tube
Temperature: Frozen
Preferred Vol: 1.00 mL
Min Vol: 0.50 mL

Method

Immunoassay

Schedule

Monday - Friday

Turn-Around Time

Send-Out

Instructions/Notes

STRICT FROZEN. Separate Plasma and Freeze within 1 hour of collection.

Clinical Utility

Determination of ACTH is useful in differentiating between primary and secondary adrenocortical hypo- and hyperfunctional disorders: Addison's disease, Cushing's syndrome, adrenal carcinoma, ectopic ACTH syndrome, and nodular hyperplasia.

CPT Codes

82024

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