FCORT - Specimen: Cortisol, Free, LC/MS/MS

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FCORT    
Cortisol, Free, LC/MS/MS

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Varies

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.

Submit only 1 of the following:

 

Serum

Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s). Spin down and send 2 mL of serum refrigerated in a plastic vial.

 

Plasma

Draw blood in lavender-top EDTA tube(s). Spin down and send 2 mL of EDTA plasma refrigerated in a plastic vial.

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

0.7 mL

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

Hemolysis

Gross reject

Thawing

Warm reject; Cold OK

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Serum SST tube

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

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
VariesRefrigerated (preferred)7 days
 Frozen