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ACTH (Adrenocorticotropic Hormone)

Mnemonic:    [ACTH]
Name:    ACTH (Adrenocorticotropic Hormone)
Specimen:    1 mL plasma from a Lavender (EDTA) top tube. Send to lab ASAP. Collection tube must be siliconized glass or plastic.

Centrifuge sample immediately. Place plasma in a labeled transport tube within 2 hours of collection.

Unacceptable Conditions: Serum, tissue, urine, heparinized plasma, grossly hemolyzed or lipemic specimens.
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Transport Temp:    FREEZE
Spec Stability:    Stable 3 days refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0070010
  Method:    Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Processing Info:    Separate samples should be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.