Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Cortisol, 24-Hour Urine

Test Name: Cortisol, 24-Hour Urine
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: 24-hour urine
Collection Information: Collection of 24-Hour Urine Sample

Collect urine over a 24-hour period in a container with no preservative.

Please complete the laboratory label attached to the collection bottle to include patientís name, collection start time and date and collection end time and date.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred out Monday-Friday
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
7 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: ≤ 274 nmol/day
Effective Date: 2017-11-07
Revised Date: 2019-02-21
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Please note: Testing method changed November 7, 2017.
Special Processing: Transfer a 10-mL aliquot of the measured urine to a sterile container and freeze.
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: IMMULITE
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Store and ship frozen.
System Codes: 
Cerner
CORU24
 
Referred To: LifeLabs

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