Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
Cortisol

Synonyms
Hydrocortisone/ Compound F

CMH Lab Section
Chemistry

Specimen Requirements
1 mL blood in red gel or mint green tube

Availability
Routine

Turn Around Time
1-2 hours

Special Instructions
Note draw time.
Usually drawn at 0800 and 1600

Processing Instructions
Spin and refrigerate

Methodology
Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Ranges
A.M.=7-25 ug/dL
P.M.=2-9 ug/dL

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