Aids in the diagnosis of adrenal insufficiency and determining the presence of anterior pituitary tumors.
Quantitative Electrochemiluminescent Immunoassay (ECLIA)
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
Morning collection (7 a.m. to 10 a.m.) is preferred.
Lavender (K2EDTA) or Pink (K2EDTA). Collection tube must be siliconized glass or plastic.
Separate 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)
CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.
Serum, heparinized plasma, tissue or urine. Grossly hemolyzed specimens.
After separation from cells: Ambient: 3 hours; Refrigerated: 4 hours; Frozen: 1 month (No freeze/thaw cycles.)
Effective August 5, 2019
7.2 - 63.3 pg/mL (a.m. draws)
Reference interval based on samples collected between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. No reference intervals established for p.m. collections. Pediatric reference values are the same as adults (Acta Paediatr Scand 1981;70:341-345). This assay measures intact ACTH 1-39; some types of synthetic ACTH and ACTH fragments are not detected by this assay.
No reference intervals established for p.m. collections.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
- Adrenal Corticotropin Hormone