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Cortisol, Urine (Random or 24 hour specimen)

Components

Name Method Department Units
Cortisol, Urine Free, LC-MS/MS Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
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Specimen Requirements

Urine, 24 hours

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

24 hour urine container

N/A 4 mL
Stability

Refrigerated - 2 week(s)
Frozen - 6 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Refrigerate during collection
  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible
  • Record total volume and collection time interval on transport tube and on test request form

Urine - Random

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Sterile container

N/A 4 mL
Stability

Refrigerated - 2 week(s)
Frozen - 6 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible
  • Refrigerate immediately after collection

Reasons for Rejection

  • Use of urine preservative
  • Room temperature receipt

CPT Code

  • 82530