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Lab Test Dictionary

Cortisol

Methodology

Chemiluminescence


Synonyms

Total Cortisol

Specimen Type

Serum or Plasma

Performing Lab

RCHSD Chemistry


Epic ID

LAB01454

Lab Test Days

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Standard TAT

1-3 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

2 mL Blood

Container Type

Light Green (Lithium Heparin PST)

Collection Instructions

Serum collected in a (red-top) or serum separator tube (SST) are also acceptable.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Ambient-OK

Rejection Criteria

Hemolysis

Test Volume Required

1 mL Plasma or Serum

Minimum Test Volume

0.5 mL Plasma or Serum

Processing Instructions

Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma. Deliver directly to Chemistry on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Any other time, place specimens in the refrigerator.


CPT Codes

82533


Revised

10-18-17