ACTH Stimulation Test

ACTH Stimulation Test is also know as Short Synacthen Test. The purpose of this test is to detect adrenocortical insufficiency which is low plasma cortisol concentration. This could occur due to defects in adrenal cortex or secondaraily ACTH deficiency. Subnormal response is detected by administrating exogenous ACTH. Addison's disease reflect high ACTH levels while low levels of ACTH are found in its deficiency.

Preparation for the ACTH Stimulation Test
Patients are instructed to be available at 8 - 9 am in morning. Glucocorticoid medications should be stopped. While there is no other special instructions required to be followed.

Contraindications to follow
  • Cushing syndrome
  • Pregnancy
  • Viral Infections
  • Heart Failure
  • Allergy
ACTH Levels Interpretation
Normal Values are
  • Post test stimulation of >200nmol/L from baseline
  • Post test stimulation value <550nmol/L
How a sample for ACTH Stimulation Test in Aga Khan Lab is taken?
Subsequent samples are taken after 30 and 60 minutes to the intravenous administration injection of synacthen. Which are compared with the baseline cortisol sample.

Synacthen Tests in Aga Khan Labs
There are two types of ACTH tests performed in AKUH
  • Short Synacthen-17OH Prog - Test Charges: Rs.8510/-
  • Short Synacthen-Cortisol - Test Charges: Rs.5140/-
Where to buy Synacthen Injection for ACTH Test?
You can get this injection from nearest Pharmacy available.

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Aga Khan Lab Test Charges

Aga Khan Laboratory Karachi operates 24/7 for all the patients. These services are provided at optimal rates for all the patients. If doctors or patients are willing to avail the laboratory services you can have a look at the aga khan lab charges. This will help out the patient visit to the laboratory test charges and swift process of getting test done and acquiring the final reports.

Aga Khan Lab charges vary test to test. Specific tests have a specific range of rates. We are listing some of the most aga khan lab tests with their charges.

Laboratory Test
Lab Test Charges
Blood Culture
Rs. 1500
Rs. 600
CBC ESR Platelets
Rs. 710
Thyroid Profile
Rs. 2520
Anti Thyroid Peroxidase
Rs. 750
TSH Thyroid Stimulating Harmone
Rs. 1050
Urine pH
Rs. 220
Uric Acid
Rs. 540
Fasting Glucose
Rs. 320
Random Glucose
Rs. 320
Glucose Tolerance Test/ Glucose Challenge Test
Rs. 480
CSF Glucose
Rs. 280
Abo Blood Group RH Factor
Rs. 560
Rs. 11360
Large Autopsy
Rs. 3280
Water Culture
Rs. 320
Rs. 930
White Blood Count
Rs. 2650
Varicella Zoster Virus Antibody
Rs. 1960
Thalessemia by PCR
Rs. 26480
Thalessemia PCR in Bloog
Rs. 15130
Rs. 480
Dengue Igm
Rs. 1760
Dengue Rapid NS1 Antigen
Rs. 1760
Malaria Parasite
Rs. 560
Malaria Antigen
Rs. 1060

Aga Khan Lab Test Charges List is now available on-line for your ease. You can search about any aga khan laboratory test or its charges in our directory.

Hospital Test Charges Clinical Laboratory

Are you concerned about the charges being taken from your on Hospital visit or during your stay in the hospital. Here are some of the charges which are being charged on patient from Aga Khan Laboratory, Karachi in Main Campus. For aga khan lab charges you can refer their website official lab test charges list.

You can always refer to this sheet where each laboratory test charges are declared. These charges are up-to date for the Year 2013

Blood Transfusion: ​ 
Initial unit (including cross matching & screening)  
Rs 3,070​​
(Additional Unit)  
Rs 2,900 ​​
(Assumes Volunteer Donors) ​
Rs 650​​
Rs 480 ​​
Rs 310​​
Alkaline Phosphate  
Rs 410​​
Rs 480 ​​
B.U.N. (Blood Urea Nitrogen) 
Rs 480​​
Blood gases  
Rs 1080 ​​
Rs 470​​
Glucose (Fasting)  
Rs 320 ​​
Glucose (Random)  
Rs 550​​
Rs 550​​
Rs 480 ​​
Rs 1​,630​​
Bilirubin Group  ​
Rs  580​
GTT (3 hrs)  
Rs 1,530 ​​
Pregnancy test  
Rs 620 ​​
Rs 1,440 ​​
Rs 1,200 ​​
Serum Iron  
Rs 1,150​​
Rs 1,050​​
Haematology: ​ ​
ABO Blood Group & Rh Factor  
Rs 560​​
WBC Count  
Rs 320 ​​
Rs 600 ​​
Rs 340 ​​
Haemoglobin & Haematocrit  
Rs 320
Rs 430
DLC  ​
Rs 280 ​
Rs 240 ​​
Malaria Parasites  
Rs 490 ​​
Bone Marrow  
Rs 2,100​​
Rs ​2,010​​
Routine surgical pathology diagnosis ​
(Gross & Micro Small Biops)  
Rs 2,500​​
Routine surgical pathology diagnosis ​
(Gross & Micro Large Biops)  
Rs 4,750 ​​
Frozen section diagnosis  ​
Rs 5,900 
Blood Culture  
Rs 1,500 ​​
Urine D/R  
Rs 310 ​​
Stool D/R  
Rs 330
AFB Culture  
Rs 3,110 ​​
Fungus Culture  
Rs 1,620 ​​

These hospital charges are always changed at the start of the new year. We will try to upload these charges on updated basis. We will be update our website about the aga khan lab test charges soon.

Hyderabad Collection Points

Aga Khan Laboratory Hyderabad represents one of the best image of two STAT Lab Services where round the clock services are available. Patients from all over the city and adjacent areas are requested to drop their collected samples at these two collection points to avail 24/7 service.

STAT Lab Services
  1. CMH, Saddar Cant Collection Unit
    • Telephone : 022-32785172
    • Address : C-8-561 Soldier Bazar, CMH Road, Hyderabad
  2. Aga Khan Maternal & Child Care Center
    • Telephone : 022-32621953
    • Address : Aga Khan Maternal & Child Care Center , Jamshoro Road, Opp. Citizens Colony, Hyderabad
Other Collection Points
  1. Latifabad No: 7
    • Telephone : 022-3812860, 022-3810210
    • Address : Premises No. 335/C, Unit No. 7 Latifabad, Hyderabad
  2. Qasimabad
    • Telephone : 022-3830348, 022-3830347
    • Address : Plot No. B-04, Shop No: 01-02, Opp. Telephone Exchange, Phase I, Qasimabad, Hyderabad
  3. Hirabad Civil Hospital
    • Telephone : 022-2615407 
    • Address : Ground Floor, Shop No. 2 and 3, Near Pakistan Corporation Medical Store, Civil Hospital Road, Hyderabad
  4. Latifabad Red Crescent
    • Telephone : 022-3865710, 022-3865709
    • Address : Premises # 403/C Block D, Opposite Red Crescent General Hospital, Latifabad, Hyderabad
  5. Memon Hospital
    • Telephone : 022-2632200, 022-2632266
    • Address : AKMCF Ground Floor, City Servey No. 773, Ward No. G, Nishat Cinema, Near Memon Hospital Chowk, Hyderabad
We have listed all the available Aga Khan Laboratory Hyderabad Collection Points. You can access them all the contact numbers with full address to ease you out in finding all of them. Aga Khan Hospital Hyderabad and Aga Khan Laboratory Hyderabad is part of the Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad.

Phlebotomist Jobs

Searching for Aga Khan Laboratory Jobs ! This page is updated and maintained for Phlebotomist Jobs within AKU Chain of Phlebotomist units.

How to Apply for Phlebotomist Jobs in Aga Khan Labs: All interested candidates can easily apply as Phlebotomist at Email : hr.outreach@aku.edu

Page UPDATED ON: 17th April 2013
Another New Vacancy open for Phlebotomist in AKUH, Karachi - Apply deadline April 28, 2013

Phlebotomist Required - Apply deadline April 7, 2013.
  • Matric/intermediate preferred
  • 1-2 years of experience of venipuncture on adults as well as on infants
  • Ability to read and write job related English
  • Knowledge of various collection containers
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Females are encouraged to apply
Responsibilities included will be
  • Draw blood gently bye following various venipuncture techniques according to laboratory protocols
  • Identify the patient and label sample container

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