Cortisol, 8 AM

Last Modified: 2/20/2019 3:36:06 PM


Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 1.0 mL Serum in a SST Gold Top Tube
Collection Instructions:

Avoid Thaw/Freeze Cycles

Cortisol, 8AM reference ranges are applicable to specimens collected between 7 and 9 am.  For specimens collected outside this time period, please order a Cortisol, Random (CORT)

Minimum Volume: 0.25 mL
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability:

5 days Refrigerated
3 months Frozen

24 hours unspun

Reference Range: 6.0 - 23.0 ug/dl
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments: This assay utilizes biotin technology. Patients taking vitamin supplements containing high doses of biotin (>5 mg/day) may have falsely increased test results generated.
Methodology: Chemiluminescence
Clinical Significance:  
Documentation:  
Custom Panel: No

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Stat Eligible: Yes
Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Parkview Regional Medical Center
PHL Test Code: CORTA
EPIC Test Code: LAB2289
Alternate Test Names: 8 AM Cortisol
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 82533

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