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Test Information

Cortisol, AM (8137)

Preferred Specimen(s):

Serum (Gel Barrier) 1 mL serum from a serum separator tube (SST) (0.3 mL min). Centrifuge as soon as possible after clot formation. Draw specimen between 8: 00 AM and 10: 00 AM. Mark specimen AM on the test request form.

Stability:

Ambient: N/A Refrigerated: 5 Days Frozen: 3 Months

Informed Consent Required?*

No

Methodology:

Electrochemiluminescent Immunoassay (ECLIA)

Transport Temperature:

Refrigerated

Transport Container:

Serum Separator Tube

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

*Requests for germline genetic tests require either a copy of a specific patient consent form to be submitted with the testing request, or a blanket attestation from the physician that acknowledges their compliance with the informed consent law. As a convenience, we offer a blanket attestation for you to sign acknowledging that you are in compliance with this informed consent law. This form, as well a sample consent form that you can customize for your practice, can be downloaded here.