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CORTU / CORTU-M
CORTISOL, 24-HOUR URINE

Test Code CORTU / CORTU-M 
Test CORTISOL, 24-HOUR URINE 
Methodology Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) 
Specimen 5.0 mL (minimum: 3.0 mL) from a 24-hour urine collection. Add 10 g of boric acid as preservative at start of collection. See "Urine Preservatives" for multiple collections. Mix well and send aliquot refrigerated.

NOTE:
1. 24-hour volume is required on request form for processing.
2. The addition of preservative must occur within 4 hours of completion of the collection.
3. Follow "Urine Collection" instructions 

Reference Values CORTISOL
0 - 2 years: not established
3 - 8 years: 1.4 - 20 g/24 hours
9 - 12 years: 2.6 - 37 g/24 hours
13 - 17 years: 4.0 - 56 g/24 hours
>= 18 years: 3.5 - 45 g/24 hours 
Analytic Time 2 days 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday, Wednesday, Friday 
CPT Code(s) 82530  

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