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ACTH - Corticotrophin

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Eurofins Biomnis code

ACTH

Synonyms

  • Corticostimulin
  • Corticotropin
  • Adrenocorticotropic hormone
  • Corticotrophin

Clinic significance

A polypeptide hormone synthesized by the corticotroph cells of the anterior pituitary gland. This test is useful in the investigation of adrenocortical insufficiency, congenital hyperplasia of the adrenal gland and hyperadrenocorticism.

Pre-analytical

  • 1 mL
  • Plasma EDTA + Aprotinine - not hemolysed
  • FROZEN

Further information

  • Sampling and transportation conditions:
    - sampling on EDTA tube: sample on a cooled tube at 4°C, centrifuge at +4°C immediately and FREEZE the plasma immediately
    OR
    - sampling on special tube (EDTA + Aprotinin) supplied upon request: centrifuge at +4°C and FREEZE the plasma
  • 1 individual aliquot for this analysis
  • CIRCADIAN RHYTHM: This biological molecule has a circadian rhythm (maximum concentration in morning), with a sufficiently significant amplitude to have an important influence on the clinical interpretation
  • Not to to be performed on haemolysed sample
  • ATTENTION: interference possible in patients treated with biotin (vitamin B7, B8 or H) or taking any food supplement containing biotin. Essential to STOP treatment 8 days before taking the sample.
  • If need be to specify a sample taken in the morning or in the evening, please select the specific analysis codes:
    Sampling done between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m .: ACTHM
    Sampling done in the evening: ACTHS

Specific equipment available

T2 : EDTA + aprotinine tube


Methodology

Electrochemiluminescence

Turn around Time

2 days


Pathologist(s) in charge
Biomnis Paris
Specialty
Biochemistry
Contact(s)
Dr Jean Marc VANDERNOTTE
Dr Yanis BOUAMRA
Phone(s)
+331 49 59 63 01
+331 49 59 17 20

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