Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
RESULT
Test Name : Adrenocorticotrophic Hormone (ACTH) Order Code : ACTHO
Synonyms: LABACTHO, ACTH, ACTHO, Adrenocorticotropic
Specimen Type: Plasma
Container Type: Lavender-top tube (EDTA)
Required Volume: 1 mL whole blood
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): 0.6 mL whole blood
Methodology: Electrochemiluminescence immunoassay
Standard Run Times: 24 hours/7 days a week
Turnaround Time: 24 hours/next day
Special Handling: Specimen must be kept on ice after collection and centrifuged immediately. After centrifugation, separated plasma is stable for 3 hours at 2 to 8°C. If transport is greater than 3 hours, transport frozen.
CPT Codes: 82024
LPCH EPIC Code: LAB511
SHC EPIC Code: LABACTHO
Causes For Rejection: Gross hemolysis.
Department: Chemistry