ACTH (ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE)

SPECIMEN: 3 ML EDTA PLASMA, FROZEN

TUBE TYPE: PURPLE TOP (EDTA) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: AFTER VENIPUNCTURE, IMMEDIATELY IMMERSE THE TUBES IN AN ICE BATH. SEPARATE PLASMA FROM CELLS BY CENTRIFUGATION. TRANSFER THE PLASMA INTO A FROZEN PURPLE TUBE WITH SCREW CAP. FREEZE IMMEDIATELY AND MAINTAIN FROZEN UNTIL TESTED.  FREEZE IMMEDIATELY. ACTH SHOULD BE DRAWN BETWEEN 7 AM AND 10 AM.