Cortisol


Test Information

Test Name

Cortisol

Synonyms

Cushings Screen; Adrenal Screen

Department

Biochemistry

Preferred Specimen

SST

Testing Location

All

Turn Around Time

1 Day


Collection Information

Patient Requestable

Yes

Preparation

  • AM/Morning: Samples should be taken 0700-1000hrs, ask patient to return in AM if presenting outside this time
  • PM: Collect PM requests/ 1600hrs or later when BD variations requested
  • Request for "Cortisol" can be collected randomly

Processing Information

Registration Code

CORT

Site Specific Notes

- Taupo

Process in PLW Biochemistry

Alternative Specimen

Lithium Heparin, EDTA, Plain


Methodology

Sample Storage

Fridge

Sample Stability

3 days

Interpretations

View Interpretations

Contact Information

john.woodford@pathlab.co.nz