Specimen Requirements

Title

CORTISOL

Specimen Requirement

Serum Separator. Collect, allow to clot 30-60 mins. Centrifuge and Refrigerate.

AM, Total or Base line serum Cortisol must be drawn between 7am and 9am.

PM serum Cortisol must be drawn between 3pm and 5pm.

 

Methodology

Stability

Room Temp 8 hours; Refrigerated 48 hours; Frozen 7 days

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

1 Day Performed Mon-Sat

Clinical Use

To help diagnose adrenal insufficiency and Addison disease, conditions in which the adrenal glands do not function properly.

Test Code

CORTM