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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