Patient should not be on any steroid, ACTH, or hypertension medication if possible, for at least 48 hours prior to specimen collection. Morning fasting specimens are preferred.
Lavender (K2or K3 EDTA) or Pink (K2EDTA).
Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 3 mL plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1 mL) Freeze immediately.
Test is not performed at ARUP; separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: 6 months
Performed by non-ARUP Laboratory
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0098817||Melanocyte Stimulation Hormone, Gamma||14162-2|