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Test Compendium


Test Code

  • 1540

Test Synonym

  • Cortisone, 24-hr Urine

Minimum Volume

  • 10 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Urine


  • 24 Hour Urine Container, Container- Urine


  • Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

  • 6 days

CPT Codes

  • 82530
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • 10 mL URINE from a well mixed 24 hr collection preserved (Boric Acid or HCL)

Additional Information

  • Instruct the patient to void at 8 AM and discard the specimen. Then collect all urine including the final specimen voided at the end of the 24 Hr. period (ie, 8 AM the next morning) in a plastic bottle containing 1 g boric acid per liter of urine. Mix well. Screw the lid on securely. Hall is also an acceptable preservative.