Re: Test not collected properly caused abn high reading?
Not necessarily. Not all the ACTH is active, and it seems to vary by horse, so some horses have really high ACTH but not a lot of signs, and vice versa. There are other hormones involved that we don't measure and they can be more active than the ACTH, or not. Each horse is highly individual.
Yes, it should be refrigerated or put on ice after being pulled, centrifuged within 4 hours, then refrigerated or frozen for shipping. Having glucose measured every time will usually provide clues if the sample was mishandled because it is the most sensitive. But a glucose of 97 is perfectly normal so your bloodwork looks reliable.
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