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Adrenocorticotrophic Hormone

Alternate names:
ACTH
Laboratory:
Biochemistry
Test Code:
ACTH
Specimen types:
Plasma
Container types:
EDTAEDTA
Collection Instructions:

Minimum plasma volume: 200 ul.

Minimum Adult Volume:
1 mL
Paediatric Minimum Volume:
200 uL
Notes:

Consultation with Endocrinologist suggested

Collect in the morning between 0800 and 1000h.

1 x 4mL EDTA tube on ice.

Send to laboratory for immediate centrifugation. Spin, separate and freeze plasma. Transport frozen.

 

 

 

Frequency:
Twice weekly
Result Turnaround Time:
2-4 days
Reference Interval:

7.2-63.3 ng/L

  

 

If EMR is not available, Pathology results are available from Auscare.  If you do not have an Auscare login,please complete attached form. https://pathology.easternhealth.org.au/handbook/downloads/Auscare%20access.pdf

Instruction on how to use Auscare - https://pathology.easternhealth.org.au/handbook/downloads/Auscare%20instructions.pdf

SPECIMEN COLLECTION MODULE (SCM) FAQs - CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE for a consent form to perform tests not covered by Medicare

TURN AROUND TIMES - When will my result be available?

CLICK HERE for Minimum Labelling Requirements

CLICK HERE for a printable Pathology request form

CLICK HERE for a Log sheet for recording Pathology results

"THE ART OF CCCCOLLECTION"

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE PREFERRED ORDER OF DRAW