Test Catalog

Test ID: CORTO    
Cortisol, Free and Total, Serum

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Assessment of cortisol status in cases where there is known or a suspected abnormality in cortisol-binding proteins or albumin

 

Assessment of adrenal function in the critically ill or stressed patient, thus preventing unnecessary use of glucocorticoid therapy

 

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

 

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

 

An adjunct in the differential diagnosis of Cushing syndrome

Profile Information A profile is a group of laboratory tests that are ordered and performed together under a single Mayo Test ID. Profile information lists the test performed, inclusive of the test fee, when a profile is ordered and includes reporting names and individual availability.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
CINPCortisol, S, LC-MS/MSYesYes
CORTFCortisol, Free, SYesYes

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Cortisol, Free and Total, S

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Compound F
Corticosteroids
Cortisol
Cortrosyn Stimulation Test