Cushing's profile 3 (ACTH, glucose, fT4d), equine
Days test started:
Specimen Type/Volume1 mL EDTA plasma and 1.5 mL serum.
Shipping InformationShip in insulated container with freezer packs.
Collection ProtocolFor ACTH: collect blood into a plastic EDTA blood collection tube. Centrifuge and immediately transfer the plasma into a plastic shipping vial. Label sample as plasma. Freeze immediately and ship with freezer packs. For remaining analytes: collect blood into a red-top vacutainer; avoid hemolysis. Allow the sample to clot. Centrifuge the sample; separate the serum from the cells and transfer to a leakproof tube labelled as serum. Refrigerate or freeze and ship with freezer packs. Do NOT use SST blood collection tubes.
Free T4 is batch tested once weekly. In the User's Guide - See Clinical Pathology section - Equine endocrine testing.