Melanocyte Stimulation Hormone, Alpha (a-MSH)
New York DOH Approval Status
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).
New York State Clients: Lavender (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.
New York State Clients: Collect in a pre chilled tube. Remove the cap from the tube and add 0.25 mL Trasylol to the whole blood. Recap the tube and invert several times. Separate from cells and freeze.
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