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ACTH (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:AdrenoCorticoTrophic Hormone
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:ACH
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Specimen Types:Plasma
Container Types:
EDTA 4 mLEDTA 4 mL
Adults Volume or Mass:4 mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volume or Mass:2 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:Collect on Ice
Transport Instructions:On Ice
Send to lab immediately
Processing Instructions:Centrifuge immediately
Aliquot
Freeze Immediately
Store at -20'C
Assay Frequency:Twice weekly
External Laboratory:The Alfred Pathology Service (APS)
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send Frozen on Dry Ice

Sendaway department: please check with pathologist before sendaway