Purpose
Endocrinology
Method(s)
High Performance Liquid Chromatography/ Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)
Suggested CPT Code(s)
82528
New York State Approval Status

Approved

Turnaround Time

4 days

Test Includes
1 Corticosterone High Performance Liquid Chromatography/ Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) ng/dL 10 Mineralocorticoid

Specimen Type
Serum or Plasma
Requested Volume
0.5 mL
Minimum Volume
0.3 mL
Special Handling
Promptly centrifuge and separate Serum or Plasma into a plastic screw capped vial using approved guidelines.
Specimen Container
Green top tube (Sodium Heparin), Red top tube (no additive)

Additional Collection Instructions

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated
Light Protection
Not Required
Rejection Criteria
None

Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.

Stability
Room Temperature: 14 day(s)
Refrigerated: 14 day(s)
Frozen (-20 °C): 30 day(s)
1 Corticosterone High Performance Liquid Chromatography/ Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) ng/dL 10 Mineralocorticoid

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