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Adrenocorticotropic Hormone

Centralized Core Laboratory : Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation :
ACTH MAYO
Specimen Type:
Blood
Tube Type:
Purple top (EDTA) tube
Collection Volume:
2.5 mL (minimum 1.25 mL)
Storage:
Frozen
Availability:
Sent to reference lab
Methodology:
Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay
Special Instructions:
Collect on Ice. Spin down in a refrigerated centrifuge and immediately separate plasma from cells. Morning (6 a.m. -10:30 a.m.) specimen is desirable. For Outpatients, test should only be drawn in outpatient locations within a Hospital (Akron or Beeghly) Patient Preparation: 12 hours before this blood test do not take multivitamins or dietary supplements containing biotin or vitamin B7, which are commonly found in hair, skin, and nail supplements and multivitamins.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8418
TAT:
1-3 days
Additional Info:
Reference Range: 7.2-63 pg/mL (a.m. draws) No established reference range for p.m. draws. Pediatric reference values are the same as adults, as confirmed by peer reviewed literature.
CPT Code:
82024
Synonyms:
Adrenocorticotropic Hormone