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Adrenocorticotrophic Hormone (ACTH)

Test Name:Adrenocorticotrophic Hormone (ACTH)
Epic Order Code:LAB511
CPT Code:82024  
Specimen(s) Type:Plasma, 1.0 mL
Acceptable Container(s):Top is purple (lavender)
Testing Schedule:Monday-Friday
Turn Around Time:STAT: NA
 Routine: 48-72 hours
Collection Information:Pre-chill collection tube before drawing specimen. Place specimen on ice immediately. Obtain by standard collection procedures.
Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately on ice. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
Reference Client:If unable to deliver to the lab within 30 minutes, centrifuge the specimen and remove plasma from the red cells. Store and transport at -20° C. Sample is stable frozen for 4 weeks.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient volume, incorrect/delay in transport.
Reference Range:10-60 pg/mL