Submit two specimens on the same test request form (one collected in the AM and one in the PM as directed by the ordering physician). Print collection times and dates for both specimens on the individual tubes and in clinical information.
This test may exhibit interference when sample is collected from a person who is consuming a supplement with a high dose of biotin (also termed as vitamin B7 or B8, vitamin H, or coenzyme R). It is recommended to ask all patients who may be indicated for this test about biotin supplementation. Patients should be cautioned to stop biotin consumption at least 72 hours prior to the collection of a sample.
1 - 2 days
Turnaround time is defined as the usual number of days from the date of pickup of a specimen for testing to when the result is released to the ordering provider. In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary.
1 mL AM specimen and 1 mL PM specimen
0.7 mL each (Note: This volume does not allow for repeat testing.)
Gel-barrier tube (preferred) or red-top tube
If a red-top tube is used, transfer separated serum to a plastic transport tube.
Citrate plasma specimen; improper labeling
Electrochemiluminescence immunoassay (ECLIA)
AM: 6.2−19.4 μg/dL; PM: 2.3−11.9 μg/dL
|Order Code||Order Code Name||Order Loinc||Result Code||Result Code Name||UofM||Result LOINC|
|104000||Cortisol, AM/PM||104018||Cortisol - AM||ug/dL||9813-7|
|104000||Cortisol, AM/PM||104026||Cortisol - PM||ug/dL||9812-9|
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