Laboratory: Clinical Biochemistry
Test Name:
ACTH (ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE) - (P)
Test Code: ACTH
Clinical Information:
Test performed at: St. Boniface Hospital
 
This test is used to measure ACTH level, and should not be confused with the ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation test used to measure cortisol response to ACTH administration.
Collection Devices:
Collect in chilled tube, ON ICE. Collect specimen between 0800-1000 h, record exact time.
Specimen Required:


Plasma: 2.0 mL
Pediatric Plasma: 0.3 mL
Referral:
Plasma: 2.0 mL

Collect in chilled tube, ON ICE.  Centrifuge in refrigerated centrifuge immediately.  Store and ship frozen.
Requisition:
Reference Values:
0800-1000 h:    up to 10 pmol/L
Availability:
Specific days
See Also:
More Information:
Centrifuge in refrigerated centrifuge and separate the plasma into a plastic tube and freeze it immediately.  Sample cannot be re-frozen.  Reject if thawed.