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S239For the quantitative measurement of cortisol (hydrocortisone, Compound F) in serum, as an aid in the clinical assessment of adrenal status.
|Methodology:||Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay|
Collect: Serum Separator Tube (SST).
Specimen Preparation: Allow blood samples to clot (15 mins). Separate the serum from the cells by centrifuging for 10 minutes. Store serum at 2-8°C until analysis.
Storage/Transport Temperature: Refrigerated.
Stability: 7 days at 2–8°C, or 3 months at 20°C.
Accu Reference Medical Laboratory
5 – 25 μg/dL for Cortisol AM
2.5 12.5 μg/dL for Cortisol PM
Results above 50 ug/dL will be reported as > 50 ug/dL.