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Adrenocorticotropic hormone

Adrenocorticotropic hormone is a topic covered in the Guide to Diagnostic Tests.

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Test/Range/Collection

Adrenocorticotropic hormone, plasma (ACTH)

9–52 pg/mL [2–11 pmol/L]

Lavender, pink

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Separate plasma from cells and freeze ASAP.

Send promptly to laboratory on ice. ACTH is unstable in plasma, is inactivated at room temperature, and adheres strongly to glass. Avoid all contact with glass.

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Citation

McPhee, Stephen J., et al. "Adrenocorticotropic Hormone." Guide to Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2017. Emergency Central, emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/GDT/619173/all/Adrenocorticotropic_hormone.
McPhee SJ, Lu CM, Nicoll D. Adrenocorticotropic hormone. Guide to Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2017. https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/GDT/619173/all/Adrenocorticotropic_hormone. Accessed March 23, 2019.
McPhee, S. J., Lu, C. M., & Nicoll, D. (2017). Adrenocorticotropic hormone. In Guide to Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/GDT/619173/all/Adrenocorticotropic_hormone
McPhee SJ, Lu CM, Nicoll D. Adrenocorticotropic Hormone [Internet]. In: Guide to Diagnostic Tests. McGraw-Hill Education; 2017. [cited 2019 March 23]. Available from: https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/GDT/619173/all/Adrenocorticotropic_hormone.
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