ACTH, Plasma - Determination of ACTH is useful in differentiating between primary and secondary adrenocortical hypo- and hyperfunctional disorders: Addison's Disease, Cushing's Syndrome, Adrenal Carcinoma, Ectopic ACTH Syndrome, Nodular Hyperplasia.



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Fasting Required: NO

Preferred Specimen: Serum

Patient Preparation

Collect specimen between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. If drawn at any other time, the reference ranges do not apply.


Reference Range(s)

<3 Years Not established
3-17 Years 9-57 pg/mL
≥18 Years 6-50 pg/mL

Alternative Name(s)

Corticotropin,Adrenocorticotropic Hormone

Turnaround Time: 4 Days

Test Code: 211