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Test Name: Cortisol, 24h Urine Excretion

Test Code: CORU

Male Reference Interval

Age Category       Reference Interval       units
0 y - <3 y nmol/d
3 y - <9 y 20180 nmol/d
9 y - <13 y 7-102 nmol/d
13 y - <18 y 11-155 nmol/d
&#8805; 18 y 12-166 nmol/d

Female Reference Interval

Age Category       Reference Interval       units
0 y - <3 y Not established
3 y - <9 y 4-55 nmol/d
9 y - <13 y 7-102 nmol/d
13 y - <18 y 11-155 nmol/d
&#8805; 18 y 8-119 nmol/d

Turn around time: Analyzed within 7 days of receipt.

Collection Container: Urine Collection Jug

Sample Type: Urine

Collection and Shipping Requirements: Freeze aliquot. Send on ice pack.

Method: Competitive immunoassay, electrochemiluminescence, Roche Cobas Cortisol II

Measurement uncertainty: 21%