Ordering Recommendation

Screen, diagnose, and monitor diseases associated with excess or deficient cortisol production.

Mnemonic

CORTISOL 0

Methodology

Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

Within 24 hours

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York DOH approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation

Collect 1 timed specimen at 0 minutes.

Collect

Serum separator tube (SST) or Plain Red.

Specimen Preparation

Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.4 mL) Specimen must be labeled with time drawn.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions
Remarks
Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 3 months

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data

Effect of normal clinical variation: 0800 hours: 6.0-23.0 µg/dL
2000 hours: < 9.0 µg/dL

Compliance Category

FDA

Note

To convert to nmol/L, multiply µg/dL by 27.6.

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

82533

Components

Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0070031 Cortisol 0 Min 41407-8
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Aliases

  • Adrenal Corticotropin Hormone
  • Corticotropin
  • Cortisol
  • Cortrosyn
  • Cosyntropin
Adrenocorticotropic Hormone Stimulation, 0 Minutes