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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeUFCO
Method

Electrochemiluminescence immunoassay (ECLIA)

Diagnostic Use / Indications

The determination of cortisol in a 24 hour urine is the method of choice for the detection of Cushing's syndrome since cortisol excretion in urine is not subject to the diurnal rhythm of cortisol secretion. This allows a more exact differentiation between healthy individuals and patients with Cushing's syndrome.

Constituent TestsCreatinine, Urine ;
External Price$27.53(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Patient SpecimenTimed or random plain urine specimen (no acid)
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot InstructionsUrine 20 mL Fridge
Aliquot Transport to CHLOn ice or ambient
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentEndocrinology Laboratory
Contact Details Email Email
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Contact Phone Number (03) 364 0848 l x80848
Test AvailabilityBatched for assay on Monday and Thursday
Turnaround Time2 - 7 days
Reference Interval

Reference Range < 380 nmol/24hr

Uncertainty of Measurement

+/- 8.5 nmol/L for <42 pmol/L

20% for >42 pmol/L

Additional Information

 

For results please contact Canterbury Health Laboratories ph. 03 364 0300.

 

Delphic Number Test Number9558

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