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Test ID: ZG627

Cortisol/Cortisone, Free, Urine

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  • LOINC:
  • Specimen Type: 24 hr Urine
  • Frequency: Setup: Mon-Sat; Analytic time 2 days
  • Instructions: 5mL from 24 hour urine. Refrigerate. Mayo prefers 10g boric acid added to preserve, but refrigeration is an acceptable preservative.
  • Text: Useful for: Screening test for Cushing's syndrome; Assisting in diagnosing acquired or inherited abnormalities of 11-beta-hydroxy steroid dehydrogenase (cortisol to cortisone ratio); Diagnosis of pseudo-hyperaldosteronism due to excessive licorice consumption. The test limited usefulness in the evaluation of adrenal insufficiency.
  • Methodology: Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) CPT 82530, 83789

 

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