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Cortisol Free and Total
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Collect: Serum Separator Tube (SST) - 2 ml serum . Also acceptable: Red Top OR Lavender (EDTA)
Specimen Preparation: Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature . Centrifuge specimen. Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to a Standard Transport Tube for Cortisol Free test. Label plainly as a.m. or p.m. collection.
Storage/Transport Temperature: Refrigerated
Unacceptable Conditions:Specimens collected in plasma separator tubes containing heparin. Grossly hemolyzed or heparinized specimens.
Stability: After separation from cells: Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 1 month
Accu Reference Medical Laboratory
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