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Test Compendium

6456: CORTISOL STIMULATION BY ACTH

Test Code

  • 6456

Test Synonym

  • ACTH STIMULATION, CORTISOL RESPONSE

Volume

  • 1mL

Minimum Volume

  • 0.8 mL (each tube)

Specimen Requirements

  • Serum

Container

  • Serum Separator Tube, Transfer Tube- Serum, Plain Red Top Tube

Storage

  • Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

  • 2 days

Special Instructions

  • Label Time Drawn On Each Tube - baseline, 30 minutes, 60 minutes 3 SST (gel-barrier) or a Red Tops. If a Red Tops are drawn, centrifuge and transfer the serum to a plastic transport tubes, indicate time on each tube Due to the circadian rhythm of cortisol levels in serum, sample collection time must be noted

Additional Information

  • Label Time Drawn On Each Tube

Specimen Stability

  • Serum: 24 hours room temperature 4 days at 2-8 °C, 12 months at -20 °C. Freeze only once.