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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
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
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