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 (K2 or K3EDTA) 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: 1 month
Performed by non-ARUP Laboratory
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0098819||Melanocyte Stimulating Hormone, Alpha||1820-0|
- Alpha-Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormone