Cornell ACTH vs eACTH tests/codes ? Update - Results back
Results for anyone interested in post 7.
Are the ACTH tests always endogenous?
Looking at their website info asf:
Test Name: ACTH Endogenous
Name: ACTH and Insulin
Descr: Equine only
Name: Insulin baseline
In the past we have ordered code ACTHIN - but just realized "endogenous" is not mentioned for that test/code. For that matter "baseline" is not mentioned for the insulin. Are they really the same tests - or is better to order them separately - assuming one wants eACTH and insulin baseline?
Also, the test days for (e)ACTH are M-F. For insulin M,W,Th.
I don't know if samples are sent overnight or two-day. If frozen, does it really matter which days they arrive? I am unclear - seems I read that one of the tests the samples are tested day of arrival - probably the ACTH. Seems I also read somewhere that samples should arrive the afternoon before testing. Insulin?
I know I am splitting a few hairs here - just want to better understand so can schedule the vet accordlingly. TIA.