Cortisol, ACTH stimulation profile - chemiluminescence
Days test started:
Specimen Type/Volume0.5 mL serum per timed sampling. Collect samples at 0 and 1 h.
Shipping InformationShip in insulated container with freezer packs.
Collection ProtocolCollect 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.
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).