Cortrosyn. Stimulation Test

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

Daily

TURNAROUND TIME: 1-3 days
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Specify on requisition baseline level or level 1 hour after Cortrosyn® stimulation. This test can be performed on outpatients but the ordering physician must be available to inject the Cortrosyn®.
CONTAINER TYPE:

Red top tube or SSTTM tube

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Blood (serum)
REJECTION CRITERIA: Heparinized plasma
MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 mL blood (0.2 mL serum)
REFERENCE RANGE: Baseline cortisol at least 5 µg/dL; increase in cortisol at least 7 µg/dL; peak (1-hour) cortisol at least 18 µg/dL
TEST SYNONYM(S):Cortrosyn; Cortisol Stimulation Test