||Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH)
||1mL (0.5mL) – Plasma EDTA (Frozen)
||A=2hours, R=3hours, F=10weeks
||Collect blood by venipuncture (avoiding hemolysis) into iced EDTA tubes, noting the time of collection. The tubes should be immersed in an ice bath following collection. Separate the plasma from the cells by centrifugation immediately, and aliquot and freeze in plastic aliquot tubes.
||NOTE: Reference ranges only established for collection between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Reference range will not apply for any specimen not collected between these times.