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ACTH Stimulation, 3 Specimens [14930X]
3(1 mL) serum (R, red-top tube (no gel)) or (SS, serum
separator tube), room temperature
Minimum: 3(0.5 mL)
RT: Stable 48 hours (preferred)
Refrigerated (cold packs): Stable 7 days
Frozen: Stable 28 days
Draw baseline specimen before ACTH administration.
Administer 250 mcg Cortrosyn by rapid IV push. Draw
specimens 30 and 60 minutes after ACTH administration.
Clearly mark time drawn on all tubes.
Note: Cortrosyn (Cosyntropin) is not supplied by the
Collect 1 mL serum for each timed sample from a red-top,
no additive tube or SS tube. Centrifuge and transfer
serum specimens to 3 separate sterile, plastic
screw-capped vials. Transport 3 samples at room
temperature in the same shipping container.
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20153
Monday-Sunday All Shifts
Report available: Next Day
Any value > or = 20.0 mcg/dL
Test is for adrenal function/Addison's disease.
Reference ranges are provided as general guidance only. To interpret test results use the reference range in the laboratory report.
(The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.)
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