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ACTH Stimulation, 3 Specimens [14930X]
1 mL (x3) serum
0.5 mL (x3)
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 laboratory.
Collect 1 mL serum for each timed sample from red-top tubes (no gel), or from serum separator tubes (SST®). Centrifuge and transfer serum specimens to (x3) separate sterile, plastic screw-capped vials. Transport (x3) samples at room temperature in the same shipping container.
Plastic screw-cap vial(s)
Refrigerated (cold packs)
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 28 days
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20153
Set up: Daily; Report available: Next day
Any value ≥ 20.0 mcg/dL
Test is for adrenal function/Addison's disease.
The Result and LOINC information listed below should not be used for electronic interface maintenance with Quest Diagnostics. Please contact the Quest Diagnostics Connectivity Help Desk for more information at 800-697-9302.NOTE: The codes listed in the table below are not orderable Test Codes.
|Result Name||LOINC Code||Component Name|
|149308A||Cortisol 3||12557-5||Cortisol^2nd specimen post XXX challenge|
|67348A||Time 1||19151-0||Specimen drawn|
|67348B||Cortisol 1||50453-0||Cortisol^1st specimen|
|67348C||Time 2||19151-0||Specimen drawn|
|67348D||Cortisol 2||50454-8||Cortisol^2nd specimen|
|67348E||Time 3||19151-0||Specimen drawn|
Reference ranges are provided as general guidance only. To interpret test results use the reference range in the laboratory report.
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