CORTISOL, INFERIOR VENA CAVA, SERUM

Test Documentation
Components
Morning (8 am) and afternoon (4 pm) specimens are preferred

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a plain red-top. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.5 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: SST

Rejection Criteria
Gross hemolysis

Methodology
Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Stability
Room Temperature: 7 days; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range
Not established

Performed
Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time3-7 days
Test CodeCORIV
CPT-4 Code (s)
82533
LOINC Codes
Not available

Warde
Medical
Laboratory