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ACTH (Adrenocorticotropic Hormone) – Endogenous *

Test Code:


Sample Requirements:

1 mL frozen EDTA plasma

Turn Around Time:

2 – 3 business days

Collection Protocol:

  • The animal should be fasted to avoid or minimize lipemia.
  • Collect enough blood to provide 0.5 to 1 mL of EDTA plasma.
  • Draw sample directly into EDTA (lavender top) tube.
  • Centrifuge and separate plasma immediately.
  • Must be submitted in a plastic tube as endogenous ACTH will bind to
  • Freeze the plasma sample until shipped as endogenous ACTH is also
    destroyed by increased temperatures, which will give falsely low values
    leading to an incorrect interpretation.
  • Serum and unspun EDTA samples will not be accepted.

Shipping Information:

* This test is outsourced to an external laboratory.

Shipment Days: Monday – Friday

Related Tests:

Cortisol (ACTH)

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