Lab Test : Cortisol

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Alternate:Hydrocortisone
Includes:Cortisol
Department:Chemistry
Phone:(937) 641-3428
SQ Code:CORT
Available:Mon - Fri, first shift only
Turnaround:24 hours
Specimen:Blood
Volume:0.7 mL
Container:4 mL red top tube
Temperature:Transport to lab within 30 minutes.
Rejection:Grossly hemolyzed specimens are not acceptable.
Normal:Drawn at 0800: 10-25 mg/dL
Drawn at 1600: 3-10 mg/dL
Uses:Diagnosis of adrenocortical insufficiency and Addison's disease, Evaluation of amenorrhea a.m. and p.m. levels. Elevated levels are found in the newborn period.
Limitations:None.
Method:Competitive chemiluminescence immunoassay
 

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