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Laboratory Medicine

Test Directory / Adrenocorticotrophic hormone

Adrenocorticotrophic hormone

EDTA

TestAdrenocorticotrophic hormone
Common AbbreviationsACTH
ProfileNA
Tube typeEDTA
Clinical IndicationThis is a second-line test for the investigation of Cushing's syndrome and adrenal insufficiency.
Specimen TypeBlood
Sample typeEDTA plasma
Minimum Volume0.5mL
Special PrecautionsSample must be sent to the laboratory on ice ASAP after collection. Samples received after 30 minutes from collection are not suitable for analysis.
StabilityContact Referral Laboratory
Turnaround Time8 days
LaboratoryHull Royal Infirmary
Reference IntervalContact Referral Laboratory
LimitationsContact Referral Laboratory
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