IHC: ACTH IHC: ACTH

Specimen Type Specimen Stability Reference Range
Paraffin block N/A N/A

Specimen Requirements

Paraffin block or wet tissue

Method

Immunohistochemistry (IHC)

Schedule

Mon-Fri

Turn-Around Time

24 hrs

Instructions/Notes

Formalin-Fixed, Paraffin-Embedded

Clinical Utility

Adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) stimulates the adrenal cortex to secrete glucocorticoid hormones, which help synthesise glucose,catabolise proteins, mobilise free fatty acids and inhibit inflammation in allergic responses. ACTH IHC staining is used to determine hormoneproduction in pituitary adenomas.

CPT Codes

88342

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