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Cortisol
Lab code: CORT
 
Test Synonyms:
Cortisol
 
Lab:
Core Lab
Inpatient Req:
Core Lab (#84927)  
Outpatient Req:
Clinical Labs (#83608)  
Specimen:
Gold 5 ml
Result Time:
Daily   Cost: $$
Reference Interval:
5-25 ug/dl (8AM-12PM); <10 ug/dl (8PM-8AM); 5-15 ug/dl (12PM-8PM); <5.0 ug/dl (post dexamethasone)  
Important Information:
For cortisol stimulation: Draw one 5 ml Gold before dose; one 5 ml Gold one hour after dose; tubes need to be labeled with time drawn; send tubes together to the core laboratory.
Neonatal/Pediatric:
Minimum Volume: 1 full microtainer
Neonatal/Pediatric tube: Red