ACTH Stimulation, 3 Specimens [14930X]

Test Code

Quest Code

CPT Codes
82533 (x3)

Baseline, 30 minutes post ACTH administration, and 60 minutes post ACTH administration

Preferred Specimen
1 mL (x3) serum

Minimum Volume
0.5 mL (x3)

Draw baseline specimen before ACTH administration. Administer 250 mcg Cortrosyn by rapid IV push. Draw specimens 30 and 60 minutes after ACTH administration. Clearly mark time drawn on all tubes.

Note: Cortrosyn (cosyntropin) not supplied by the laboratory.
This test cannot be collected at a Patient Service Center.

Transport Container
Plastic screw-cap vial(s)

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 28 days

Immunoassay (IA)

Setup Schedule
Set up: Daily; Report available: Next day

Reference Range
See Laboratory Report

Clinical Significance
Test for adrenal function/Addison's Disease.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20153

Last Updated: May 10, 2019

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.