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Cortisol; Urine

Alternative Names:Urine Cortisol
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:UCORT
Specimen Types:Urine 24 hour
Container Types:
Urine Bottle PLAIN
Collection & Request Instructions:

Urine timed collections outside the window of 24+/- 2 hours will not be accepted for processing.

Note: For Trials refer to senior scientist.

 

Sample Stability

Multiple Freeze thaw cycles should be avoided.

Urine specimens may be stored up to 14 days at 2-8C.

Urine specimens can be stored up to 30 days at -10C or colder.

 

Transport Instructions between Sites and/or Laboratories:Room Temperature
Assay Frequency:Twice weekly
Additional Notes:

From 1/10/2013 Urinary Cortisols (unextracted) are performed on the Abbott Alinity (CMIA),

Reference Interval: 12 -  280 nmol/day

(Source: Dr Cherie Chiang et al, UFC Studies, AACB ASM Abstract 2015)

Please note change in reference intervals as of 31/07/15.

Conversion: µg/dl x 27.59 = nmol/L