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N760 : Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH)

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Test Code
N760
Test Name
Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH)
Department
Immunology
Sample Type/Volume
EDTA plasma 1 ml
Storage Condition
ต้อง Frozen stability 30 days//เทพวุทธแจ้ง
Collection Remark
จะต้องรีบแยก plasma จาก EDTA blood ภายใน 2 ชม แล้วแช่ Frezze
Principle
Chemiluminescence immunoassay (CLIA)
Method
Chemiluminescence immunoassay (CLIA)
Reference Range
4.7 - 48.8 pg/mL
Clinical
Determining the cause of hypercortisolism and hypocortisolism

Increased ACTH levels are found in
Pituitary Cushing`s disease (secondary hypercortisolism)
Addisons disease (hypocortisolism)
Autonomous ACTH producing tumours (ectopic ACTH syndrome)
Lowered ACTH levels are found in
 
Adrenal adenoma (primary Cushings syndrome)
Secondary adrenal insufficiency
 
Turnaround Time
7 days
Operation Schedule
Thursday