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Test and sample information

This is a searchable database of information about tests offered by Pathology at the Royal Derby Hospital. 

If there are any comments on specific test content please contact john.monaghan@nhs.net .

For further patient information on pathology tests please visit: www.labtestsonline.org.uk

Test
ACTH
Sample
Blood
Sample container
Vacutainer / Lavender / EDTA
Volume required
4mL
Special requirements for specimen collection
Stable for 4 hours at room temperature. Should be sent to the laboratory as soon as taken.If the ACTH is being sampled as part of a SynACTHen 
test, then please send the ACTH, pre - and post- injection samples all together with one request form. The blood samples for cortisol requires a yellow top sample. (Vacutainer / Gold / SST).
Reference Ranges
0 - 46 ng/L
Discipline
Biochemistry
Clinical notes
Sample needs to be taken prior to synacthen administation.
Turn around time
20 working days
Last modified: 02/08/2017