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ACTH (Adrenocorticotropic Hormone)


Name Method Department Units
ACTH Immunochromatographic Membrane Assay(ICMA)
Send Out pg/mL

Specimen Requirements

Plasma Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume

Purple tube (EDTA)

3 mL 1 mL

Refrigerated - 24 hour(s)
Frozen - 3 month(s)
Room temperature - 6 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Cool tube in ice before collection
  • Place on ice immediately after collection
  • Centrifuge within 1 hour, separate plasma and freeze

Reasons for Rejection

  • Not centrifuged within time frame
  • Not frozen within specified time frame
  • Specimen not kept on ice or refrigerated


Specimen must be maintained on ice or refrigerated and centrifuged within 60 minutes of collection. Use EDTA (lavender top tube) plasma only. Collect the whole blood into iced plastic lavender-top (EDTA) tube, noting time of collection. After venipuncture, immediately immerse the tubes in an ice bath. Minimum volume does not permit for repeat analysis.

CPT Code

  • 82024