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Corticosterone Quantitative by HPLC-MS/MS, Serum or Plasma
2008456
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
CORTC
Methodology
Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Performed
Mon, Wed, Fri
Reported
2-5 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
A morning specimen is preferred. 
Collect
Serum separator tube. Also acceptable: Plain red, pink (K2EDTA), plasma separator tube, green (sodium heparin), or green (lithium heparin). 
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. Also acceptable: Frozen. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Grossly hemolyzed specimens. 
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 6 months. 
Reference Interval
Gestation Time, AgeReference Interval
Premature (26-28 weeks)235 - 1108 ng/dL
Premature (29-30 weeks)Not Established
Premature (31-35 weeks)150 - 1700 ng/dL
Full Term Newborn, 1-7 days70 - 850 ng/dL
8-29 daysNot Established
30 days-11 months80 - 1500 ng/dL

Age, Draw TimeReference Interval
1-16 years, morning135 - 1860 ng/dL
1-16 years, evening70 - 620 ng/dL
17 years and older, morning130 - 820 ng/dL
17 years and older, evening60 - 220 ng/dL

Interpretive Data


Compliance Statement B: This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2008457Corticosterone, HPLC-MS/MS
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