Cortisol, ACTH stimulation profile - chemiluminescence

Code:

corts

Lab:

C

Days test started:

M-Sa

TAT:

1 d

Available for:

Companion Animal

Specimen Type/Volume

0.5 mL serum per timed sampling. Collect samples at 0 and 1 h.

Shipping Information

Ship in insulated container with freezer packs.

Collection Protocol

Collect blood into a red-top vacutainer (do not use SST blood collection tubes); avoid hemolysis. Allow the sample to clot. Centrifuge the sample; separate the serum from the cells and transfer to a leakproof, labelled tube. Ensure that each serum sample is individually labelled with time of collection. Refrigerate or freeze and ship with freezer packs. Plasma is not suitable.

Additional Information

In the User's Guide - See Clinical Pathology section - Hyperadrenocorticism.* A 10% discount applies to 2 or more samples. Typically 2 are submitted. Order (corts) on each of the pre serum and post serum samples (0 and 1 h).