ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE (ACTH)

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Draw blood in a lavender EDTA tube. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL plasma (0.5 mL minimum) frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial. CRITICAL FROZEN.

Rejection Criteria
Hemolyzed, icteric, grossly lipemic specimens, non-frozen samples

Methodology
Chemiluminescence

Stability
Room Temperature: Unacceptable: Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 30 days

Reference Range
<46 pg/mL

Performed
Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time5 days
Test CodeACTH
CPT-4 Code (s)
82024
LOINC Codes
2141-0

Warde
Medical
Laboratory