Screen, diagnose, and monitor diseases associated with excess or deficient cortisol production.
Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Within 24 hours
Collect 1 timed specimen at 0 minutes.
Serum separator tube (SST) or Plain Red.
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.
After separation from cells: Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 3 months
Effect of normal clinical variation: 0800 hours: 6.0-23.0 µg/dL
2000 hours: < 9.0 µg/dL
To convert to nmol/L, multiply µg/dL by 27.6.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0070031||Cortisol 0 Min||41407-8|
- Adrenal Corticotropin Hormone