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Test Compendium

6006: ACTH, PLASMA

Test Code

  • 6006

Test Synonym

  • ACTH, PLASMA, Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH)

Minimum Volume

  • 0.8 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Plasma

Container

  • Transfer Tube- Frozen- Plasma

Storage

  • Frozen

CPT Codes

  • 82024
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • 1 mL Frozen EDTA Plasma

Additional Information

  • 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.

Specimen Stability

  • AMBIENT: Unstable REFRIGERATED: Unstable FROZEN: 14 days