Cortisol, Serum

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: CORTISOL
POE DESCRIPTION: CORTISOL SERUM
CPT CODE: 82533
DAYS PERFORMED: Daily
TURNAROUND TIME:

8 hours

CONTAINER TYPE:

Red top tube or SSTTM tube

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Blood (serum)
MINIMUM VOLUME:

1 mL blood (0.5 mL serum)

REFERENCE RANGE: Adults: 8-10 a.m., 3.7-19.4 mcg/dL; 4-6 p.m., 2.9-17.3 mcg/dL ACTH Stimulation: > twice reference a.m. level Post-Metyrapone Suppression: <4.0 mcg/dL(a.m.) Post-Dexamethasone Suppression: <4.0 mcg/dl (a.m.)/>4.0 mcg/dL with endogenous depression (at 16-23 hours after dexamethasone administration)
TEST SYNONYM(S):Compound F; Hydrocortisone