Cortisol Free, Urine (24 Hr)

Additional Info:
Test includes creatinine.

Useful For:
Urinary Free Cortisol is useful in the detection of patients with Cushing’s syndrome for whom Free Cortisol concentrations are elevated.

Methodology: Liquid Chromatography, Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Specimen Requirements: Submit an entire 24-hour urine collection in a urine container supplied by Meadville Medical Center Laboratory. No preservative is needed. Refrigerate specimen during and after collection. Send specimen frozen in plastic vial.

NOTE:
Random urine samples are acceptable.
See “Urine Collection” located in “Specimen Collection & Preparation” section for timed collection instructions. Also refer to “Patient Information” section in back of manual for patient handout explaining collection information for this test.

Analytical Time: 3 – 7 days

Days Set Up: Monday through Saturday

CPT Information:
82530 –
cortisol
82570 – creatinine