Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: May 26, 2019 @ 9:13 am

5016

ACTH

Specimen:Collect:
  • One Lavender (EDTA)

Also Acceptable:
  • One Pink Top (EDTA)
Submit:
  • 1 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Plasma . Submit Frozen. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.
Special Handling:
  • Avoid Repeated Freeze/Thaw Cycles
  • Critical Frozen
  • For patients receiving therapy with high biotin doses (>5 mg/day), no laboratory test specimen should be collected until at least 8 hours after the last biotin administration.
  • Draw in a chilled tube, spin immediately, separate and freeze in a plastic tube.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Specimen not submitted frozen
Stability:Ambient: 2 Hour(s); Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 1 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Electrochemiluminescence
Performed:Mon-Fri
Reported:1-3 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 82024
Interpretive Data:General Reference Range : 7.2-63.3 pg/mL

Biotin in specimens taken from patients on high-dose biotin therapy or supplements may intefere with this test and cause inaccurate test results. It is recommended that for patients receiving therapy with high biotin doses (> 5 mg/day), no laboratory test specimen should be collected until at least 8 hours after the last biotin administration.
Components:
  • 5016 - ACTH
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