ACTH, Right IPS
ACTH, Left IPS
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Knowledge of ACTH levels in addition to serum cortisol and urinary free cortisol is useful in the differential diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome, ectopic ACTH syndrome (e.g., carcinoma of lung, islet cell tumors, carcinoid tumors, medullary carcinoma of thyroid), Addison's disease by hypopituitarism and ACTH-producing pituitary tumors (e.g., Nelson's syndrome).
5 - 52 pg/mL
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Draw time must be recorded on the specimen label or laboratory slip. Specimen must be drawn in chilled lavender top tube and placed into a container of ice immediately. Deliver specimen to laboratory, or centrifuge immediately, aliquot plasma and freeze within 1 hour of collection.
Collect specimen in a chilled lavender top tube. Deliver to laboratory on ice within in 30 minutes or centrifuge immediately, aliquot plasma into plastic vial, freeze within 1 hour of collection, and transport frozen on dry ice.