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Test Code CORT Cortisol

Collection Container

Serum gel

Specimen Required

Serum

Other Acceptable Specimen Types

EDTA and heparinized plasma

Specimen Volume

2 mL

Minimum Specimen Volume

0.2 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

Room temperature:24 hours

Refrigerated: 7 days

Methodology

Electrochemiluminescence immunoassay (ECLIA)

Days and Times Performed

Test performed daily

Turnaround Time

24 hours

Reference Ranges

7 - 10 am: 6.2 - 19.4 ug/dL
4 - 8 pm: 2.3 - 11.9 ug/dL

 

Females:
     1 - 6 days: 2 - 11ug/dL
     7 days - 1 yr: 28 - 33 ug/dL
     1 - 15years: 3 - 21 ug/dL
     15 years+: 3 - 21 ug/dL
Males:
     1 - 6 days: 2 - 11 ug/dL
     7 days - 1years: 28 - 23 ug/dL
     1 - 15 years: 3 - 21 ug/dL
     15 years +: 8 - 20 ug/dL

Units of Measure

ug/dL

CPT Code

82533

LOINC Code

2143-6

EMR Interface Order Code

26275