Specimen: 2 mL (0.5 mL min.) Plasma from 1 Pre-chilled Lavender Top (EDTA) tube. Draw blood between 8–10 a.m. Mix well, separate and transfer plasma IMMEDIATELY into a sterile screw capped vial and FREEZE. Ship frozen. DO NOT THAW

Stability (Room): N/A

Stability (Refrigerated): N/A

Stability (Frozen): 4 weeks

Method: CLIA


Price: Contact Medilab

Turnaround time (TAT): 7 – 15 days

Usage: This assay is used to determine the cause of Hypocortisolism & Hypercortisolism states. In a patient with hypocortisolism, an elevated ACTH indicates Primary adrenal insufficiency whereas normal levels are consistent with secondary adranal insufficiency from pituitary or hypothalamic causes. In a patient of hypercortisolism (Cushing’s syndrome), a suppressed value is consistent with Cortisol producing Adrenal adenoma/carcinoma, Primary adrenal micronodular hyperplasia & Exogenous corticosteroid use.

Specialty: Endocrinologist

Disease: Disorders of Adrenal Gland


Courier Charges:

Home Collection: Not Available


Pre-test Information: Sample to be given between 8–10 a.m.

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