CLAV - Specimen: Cortisol, Left Adrenal Vein, Serum

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: CLAV    
Cortisol, Left Adrenal Vein, Serum

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing


Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Container/Tube: Red top

Specimen Volume: 1.5 mL

Collection Instructions: Morning (8 a.m.) and afternoon (4 p.m.) specimens are preferred.

Additional Information:

1. Include time of draw.

2. If multiple specimens are drawn, send separate order for each specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

0.5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected


Mild OK; Gross reject


Mild OK; Gross reject


Mild OK; Gross OK




Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperatures are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
SerumRefrigerated (preferred)28 days
 Ambient 28 days
 Frozen 28 days