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ACTH
Orderable Procedures: ACTH [LAB511]
CPT CODE: 82024
Test Synonyms: 004440, ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE, CORTICOTROPIN
Test Information: https://www.labcorp.com/tests/004440/adrenocorticotropic-hormone-acth-plasma
Specimen Requirements
Collection Requirements: ACTH should be drawn between 7 AM 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.1,2 Transfer the plasma into a LabCorp PP transpak frozen purple tube with screw cap (LabCorp N° 49482) immediately. Freeze immediately and maintain frozen until tested. Contact LabCorp's supply department for special tubes. To avoid delays in turnaround
Specimen Volume: 0.8 mL

Shipping Handling Instructions: FREEZE immediately.
Unstable room temp
Unstable refrigerated
Stable frozen 14 days

Performing Locations: LABCORP LAB :

Container Type
Laboratory Container Temperature
LABCORP LAB
LAVENDER - K2EDTA
Frozen
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