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Test Compendium

Test Name


Test Code

  • 6006

Test Synonym

  • ACTH, PLASMA, Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH)

Minimum Volume

  • 0.8 mL

Specimen Type

  • Plasma

Primary Container

  • Transfer Tube- Frozen- Plasma

Transport Temp

  • Frozen

Specimen Requirements

  • 1 mL Frozen EDTA Plasma

Specimen Retention

  • ACTH SHOULD BE DRAWN BETWEEN 7 AND 10 AM. Collect into iced plastic or siliconized glass lavender-top (EDTA) tube, noting time of collection. After venipuncture, immediately immerse the tubes in an ice bath. Separate plasma from cells by centrifugation within one hour after venipuncture. Transfer the plasma into a transport tube and freeze immediately. Freeze immediately and maintain frozen until tested. To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, PLEASE SUBMIT SEPARATE FROZEN SPECIMENS FOR EACH TEST REQUESTED.