Adrenocorticotropic Hormone
0070010
Ordering Recommendation
Aids in the diagnosis of adrenal insufficiency and determining the presence of anterior pituitary tumors.
Mnemonic
ACTH
Methodology
Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-2 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA). Collection tube must be siliconized glass or plastic.  
Specimen Preparation
Separate plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and freeze immediately. (Min: 0.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Serum, tissue or urine. Heparinized plasma. Grossly hemolyzed or lipemic specimens.  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen 3 months.  
Reference Interval
Male and female - 1 week-9 years: 5-46 pg/mL
Male and female - 10-18 years: 6-55 pg/mL
Female - 19 years and older: 6-58 pg/mL
Male - 19 years and older: 7-69 pg/mL  
Interpretive Data
Some types of synthetic ACTH are not detected by this assay.  
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
82024
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0070010Adrenocorticotropic Hormone2141-0
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Aliases
  • ACTH
  • Adrenal Corticotropin Hormone
  • Corticotropin
  • Cortrosyn
  • Cosyntropin