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 Lab Test
 
 Test Description
Panel Name:
Test Name:
Cortisol, Serum
Panel Tests:
LIS Test Code:CORT, CORAM, CORPM, CORS1, CORS2, CORS3
Synonyms:
Department:Laboratory Medicine
Lab Area:Chemistry
Telephone:301-496-3386
TAT:1 day
 Specimen Collection
Source:

Site:

Container:Red/Yellow Rim 4mL SST

Micro. Container:


Collection Instructions:

No green or lavender top plasma tubes accepted.
Click here for information on volume needed for multiple Chemistry requests.

Delivery Instructions:Send specimen to 2C324 or Tube Station 321
Specimen Type: Blood
Frequency / Restrictions:
 Expected Values/Results

Ranges and Interpretation:

Cortisol, Serum mcg/dL (SI: nmol/L = 27.6 x mcg/dL)
Performed at National Institutes of Health, Bethesda MD
Effective 17Nov99 – present:  5 – 25  (collected between 8 & 9 am)

Organisms Reported:

Alert Limits:

 Additional Test Information

Comments:

This test may also be ordered as a serial with up to 25 specimens and as Cortisol, AM (2 samples: 7:30AM and 8:00AM) and/or Cortisol,PM (2 samples: 11:30PM and midnight).


Methodology:

Solid-phase, competitive chemiluminescent enzyme immunoassay on Siemens Immulite 2500 analyzer


Cautions:

 
Archived Ranges:Historical Reference Ranges



 
 

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