Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH), Plasma
Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference
The IMMULITE 2000 adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) is a solid-phase, sequential immunoassay. The patient sample is incubated with a bead coated with a mouse monoclonal antibody to ACTH. A second (rabbit) antibody to ACTH, which has been conjugated to alkaline phosphatase is then added. The sample forms an antibody-sandwich complex attached to the bead. After washing, substrate is added. The substrate undergoes hydrolysis in the presence of alkaline phosphatase to yield an unstable intermediate that results in the sustained emission of light. The photon output is directly proportional to the concentration of ACTH in the sample.(Package insert: IMMULITE 2000 ACTH PIL2KAC-15, Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics, 2008-07-29)
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Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.
Monday through Friday; 5 a.m.-12 a.m., Saturday; 6 a.m.-6 p.m.