Cortisol


Test Information

Test Name

Cortisol

Synonyms

Cushings Screen; Adrenal Screen

Department

Biochemistry

Price

$20.00

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Preferred Specimen

SST

Testing Location

PLW; PLBOP

Turn Around Time

1 Day


Collection Information

Patient Requestable

Yes

Preparation

  • AM/Morning(0800 Cortisol): Ideally samples should be taken 0700-1000hrs, ask patient to return close to 8AM if presenting outside this time, if possible.
  • PM Cortisol: Ideally collect PM requests/ 1600hrs of later when BD variations requested.
  • Request for "Cortisol" can be collected randomly.

Processing Information

Registration Code

CORT

Site Specific Notes

- Whakatane

Process in PLBOP Biochemistry

- Rotorua

Process in PLBOP Biochemistry

- Taupo

Process in PLBOP Biochemistry

Alternative Specimen

Lithium Heparin, EDTA, Plain


Methodology

Sample Storage

Fridge

Sample Stability

3 days

Interpretations

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