Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
CORTURATIO
Methodology

Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

1-4 days

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

24-hour or random urine. Refrigerate 24-hour specimen during collection.

Specimen Preparation

Transport one 4 mL aliquot of urine. (Min: 1 mL) Record total volume and collection time interval on transport tube and test request form.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Room temperature specimens. Acidified specimens or specimens with preservatives.

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month

Reference Interval

Effective April 7, 2014

Test Name
Female
Male
Cortisol, Urine Free - per 24h 3-8 years: Less than or equal to 18 µg/24h
9-12 years: Less than or equal to 37 µg/24h
13-17 years: Less than or equal to 56 µg/24h
18 years and older: Less than or equal to 45 µg/24h
3-8 years: Less than or equal to 18 µg/24h
9-12 years: Less than or equal to 37 µg/24h
13-17 years: Less than or equal to 56 µg/24h
18 years and older: Less than or equal to 60 µg/24h
Cortisol/Cortisone, Ratio* 0-17 years: To be determined
18  years and older: 0.15-0.50
0-17 years: To be determined
18 years and older: 0.15-0.50
Cortisone, Urine Free - per volume Value used to calculate Cortisol/Cortisone ratio
Cortisol, Urine Free - ratio to CRT Prepubertal: Less than 25 µg/g CRT
18 years and older: Less than 24 µg/g CRT
Pregnancy: Less than 59 µg/g CRT
Prepubertal: Less than 25 µg/g CRT
18 years and older: Less than 32 µg/g CRT

Interpretive Data

Per 24h calculations are provided to aid interpretation for collections with a duration of 24 hours and an average daily urine volume. For specimens with notable deviations in collection time or volume, ratios of analytes to a corresponding urine creatinine concentration may assist in result interpretation.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note

Reference intervals for children are based on literature from Taylor R.L. et al., Validation of a High-Throughput Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry Method for Urine Cortisol and Cortisone. Clinical Chemistry 2002; 48:1511-19.

*The ratio of the concentrations of cortisol to cortisone will not be evaluated if the cortisol concentration is less than 5 µg/L.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

82530; 83789

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0020207 Creatinine, Urine - per volume 2161-8
0020208 Creatinine, Urine - per 24h 2162-6
0020581 Cortisone, Urine Free - per 24h 14044-2
0020582 Cortisol/Cortisone Ratio 49029-2
0092087 Cortisol, Urine Free - per volume 34909-2
0092088 Cortisone, Urine Free - per volume 30072-3
0093443 Cortisone, Urine Free - ratio to CRT 30511-0
0093444 Cortisol, Urine Free - ratio to CRT 32009-3
0097110 Total Volume 19153-6
0097111 Hours Collected 30211-7
0097224 Cortisol, Urine Free - per 24h 2147-7
2006310 Cortisol/Cortisone, Urine Interpretation 48767-8
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, please click the sidebar link to access the Interface Map.
Aliases
Cortisol/Cortisone Urine Free by LC-MS/MS