Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

CORTISOL

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2080         Geisinger Epic ID: 6565

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Plasma or serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 mL of serum or plasma; minimum 0.5 mL

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow serum to clot. Centrifuge to separate serum or plasma. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred). Frozen specimen also acceptable.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 24 hours. Refrigerated: 4 days. Frozen: 12 months.
Rejection criteria:
Hemolysis, lipemia

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
AM 4.8 - 19.5 ug/dL
PM 2.5 - 11.9 ug/dL
Additional information:
Specimens containing human antimouse antibodies (HAMA) may affect results.
CPT code(s):
82533
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Cortisol.
Methodology:
Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay
Synonyms:
Hydrocortisone, CORT
Clinical significance:
Cortisol is increased in Cushing's disease and decreased in Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency).
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 12/24/2020

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Automated Chemistry
Technical Lead: Mariana Moyer, Jared Shepherd
Frequency: Daily
Performed stat? No
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