ACTH

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ACTH

Acronyms:

Adenocorticotropic Hormone

Specimen Container: Lavender

Collection and handling:

ACTH should be drawn between 7 am and 10 am. Collect into iced plastic lavender EDTA tube and note time of collection. After venipuncture, immediately immerse tube in an ice bath. Separate plasma from cells within one hour after venipuncture.

Specimen Type: Blood

Patient Preparation:

Specimen volume: 0.8 mL plasma

Storage Requirements:

Frozen

Stability: 14 days frozen

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