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ACTH1
CORTROSYN STIMULATION TEST (1 HOUR)

Test Code ACTH1 
Test CORTROSYN STIMULATION TEST (1 HOUR) 
Methodology Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay (ECLIA) 
Description Useful for the evaluation of adrenal insufficiency in suspected adrenal biosynthetic defect or adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) unresponsiveness.
Test includes two serum cortisol determinations. 
Specimen Draw baseline blood in either a plain, red-top tube or serum gel tube. Immediately after drawing baseline, clinician administers 0.25 mg ACTH (Cortrosyn). Draw second blood specimen 60 minutes post injection.
Spin down and send 1.0 mL (minimum volume: 0.5 mL) of serum from each specimen refrigerated. Label tubes with time drawn. 
Reference Values Stimulated cortisol level: > 18 ug/dL and/or a > 7 ug/dL increase over the baseline level 
Analytic Time 1 day 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Friday 
CPT Code(s) 80400  Cortrosyn Stimulation

Critical Laboratory Values
Critical Laboratory Values - LCHC
Critical Laboratory Values - Waldo
Critical Laboratory Values - PenBay

Tests are subject to change. For additional information on this test or to place an order, please call NorDx at (207) 396-7800.