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Cortisol Blood Test, LC-MS

The cortisol blood test is used to help diagnose Cushing syndrome or primary or secondary adrenal insufficiency (Addison disease); to detect conditions affecting the pituitary or adrenal glands.

Sample Report

Test Code: 500154

Also Known As: Cortrosyn Stimulation Test; Corticosteroids; Compound F

Methodology: High-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) tandem mass spectrometry

Preparation: No special preparation required.

Test Results: 7-9 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

Sample Report

Test Code: 11281

Also Known As: Cortrosyn Stimulation Test; Corticosteroids; Compound F

Methodology: Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry

Preparation: No special preparation required.

Test Results: 7-9 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

Description

Second-order testing when cortisol measurement by immunoassay (eg, CORT / Cortisol, Serum) gives results that are not consistent with clinical symptoms, or if patients are known to, or suspected of, taking exogenous synthetic steroids. For confirming the presence of synthetic steroids, order SGSS / Synthetic Glucocorticoid Screen, Serum.

 

An adjunct in the differential diagnosis of primary and secondary adrenal insufficiency

 

An adjunct in the differential diagnosis of Cushing syndrome

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