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Test Compendium

2188: CORTISOL SERIES (2)

Test Code

  • 2188

Test Synonym

  • Timed Cortisol 2 Samples

Volume

  • 1 mL (each tube)

Minimum Volume

  • 0.2 mL (each tube)

Specimen Requirements

  • Serum

Container

  • Serum Separator Tube, Transfer Tube- Serum, Plain Red Top Tube

Storage

  • Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

  • 1 day

Special Instructions

  • 2 Timed Serum Samples 2 SST (gel-barrier) or a Red Tops. If a Red Tops are drawn, centrifuge and transfer the serum to a plastic transport tubes Due to the circadian rhythm of cortisol levels in serum, sample collection time must be noted

Specimen Stability

  • Serum: 24 hours room temperature 4 days at 2-8 °C, 12 months at -20 °C. Freeze only once.