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3102: ACTH, Plasma Print View
Adrenocorticotropic Hormone IA  < 3 years: Call Client Services
< 18 years: 9 - 57
>= 18 years: 6 - 50 
pg/mL 

PRIMARY
1 Plasma EDTA 1 (0.5) mL   Room Temperature - 16 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 24 Hour(s)/Frozen - 28 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  PPT Potassium EDTA(white)   Frozen - 28 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 24 Hour(s)/Room Temperature - 16 Hour(s)  

Determination of ACTH is useful in differentiating between primary and secondary adrenocortical hypo-and hyperfunctional disorders: Addison's disease, Cushing's syndrome, adrenal carcinoma, ectopic ACTH syndrome, and adrenal nodular hyperplasia.

Draw specimens between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. If drawn during any other
time, the reference ranges do not apply.
Centrifuge immediately after collection to separate plasma from
cells. Transfer plasma to a plastic specimen transport container
and mark the specimen type as plasma on the container. Freeze
immediately.
Setup Schedule
Tuesday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
82024

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.

Notes
Rejection Criteria: Recieved thawed Transport Temperature: Frozen






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