Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
HYD CORT
Methodology

Quantitative Colorimetry

Performed

Wed, Sat

Reported

3-7 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

24-hour urine. Refrigerated during collection. Also acceptable: Random urine. Freeze within 15 minutes of collection, preservative not required. Reported as mg/L, no reference interval provided.

Specimen Preparation

Transfer 12 mL aliquot of urine from a well-mixed 24-hour collection to ARUP Standard Transport Tubes. Also acceptable: Specimens refrigerated with preservatives are acceptable. Sample pH must be 5.0 - 7.0. Mix well, add 1 g boric acid/100 mL urine, adjust pH (with boric acid) to 5.0-7.0 and freeze. Record total volume, collection time, and pH on transport tube and test request form. Random specimens without preservative are acceptable if frozen within 15 minutes of collection.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions

Alkali preservatives (e.g. specimens previously preserved with NaOH).

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 4 hours (with preservative); Refrigerated: 1 week (with preservative); Frozen: 1 month

Reference Interval
Available Separately
Components
Reference Interval
  17 OH-Corticosteroids, Urine - mg/g CRT 2.0-6.5 mg/g crt
  OH-Corticosteroids, Urine - per volume 4.0-14.0 mg/d
0020473 Creatinine, Urine - per 24h
Age
Male
Female
3-8 years 140-700 mg/d 140-700 mg/d
9-12 years 300-1300 mg/d 300-1300 mg/d
13-17 years 500-2300 mg/d 400-1600 mg/d
18-50 years 1000-2500 mg/d 700-1600 mg/d
51-80 years 800-2100 mg/d 500-1400 mg/d
81 years and older 600-2000 mg/d 400-1300 mg/d

Interpretive Data



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0020207 Creatinine, Urine - per volume 2161-8
0020208 Creatinine, Urine - per 24h 2162-6
0097110 Total Volume 19153-6
0097111 Hours Collected 30211-7
0098254 17 OH-Corticosteroids, Urine - mg/g CRT 41404-5
0099195 17 OH-Corticosteroids, Urine - per 24h 21036-9
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Aliases
  • 17-Hydroxycorticosteroids
  • 17-Ketogenic Steroid
  • Cortisol Free Urine
  • Free Urinary Cortisol
  • Urinary Free Cortisol
17-Hydroxycorticosteroids, Urine