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Test Name: Cortisol ACTH Stimulation Test
Test Code: CORF
Turn around time: Analyzed within 1 day of receipt.
Collection Container: Gold
Alternate Collection Container(s): Red
Sample Type: Serum
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL
Testcode and Ordering Information: CORF, COR30 and COR60
Collection and Shipping Requirements: Refrigerate. Send on ice pack.
Method: Sandwich immunoassay, electrochemiluminescence, Roche Cobas Cortisol II
Interpretation provided by laboratory professional staff. New cortisol II immunoassay is more specific than previous immunoassays. Therefore cut offs for adequate adrenal response may vary from literature sources. Please call the laboratory if there are questions regarding interpretation.
Exogenous estrogens (e.g. oral contraceptives) can cause a falsely reassuring response, and should be discontinued prior to testing.