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Test Catalog

Test ID: CRANR    
Cortisol, Free, Random, Urine

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

Cortisol:

Deuterated cortisol (d[3]-cortisol) is added to a 0.1-mL urine specimen as an internal standard. Cortisol, cortisone, and d(3)-cortisol are extracted from the specimens using online turbulent-flow high-performance liquid chromatography HPLC and analyzed by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry using multiple-reaction monitoring in positive mode. The following ion pairs are used for analysis: cortisol (363.0/121.1), cortisone (361.0/163.0), d(3)-cortisol (366.0/121.2). A calibration curve, generated from stripped urine spiked standards, is included with each batch of patient specimens.(Taylor RL, Machacek DA, Singh RJ: Validation of a high-throughput liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method for urinary cortisol and cortisone. Clin Chem. 2002;48:1511-1519;Luo A, El Gierari ETM, Nally LM, et al: Clinical utility of an ultrasensitive urinary free cortisol assay by tandem mass spectrometry. Steroids. 2019 Jun;146:65-69. doi: 10.1016/j.steroids.2019.03.014)

 

Creatinine:

The enzymatic method is based on the determination of sarcosine from creatinine with the aid of creatininase, creatinase, and sarcosine oxidase. The liberated hydrogen peroxide is measured via a modified Trinder reaction using a colorimetric indicator. Optimization of the buffer system and the colorimetric indicator enables the creatinine concentration to be quantified both precisely and specifically.(Package insert: Creatinine plus ver 2. Roche Diagnostics; V15.0, 03/2019)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information

No

Day(s) Performed Outlines the days the test is performed. This field reflects the day that the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means that assays are performed multiple times during the day.

Monday through Friday

Report Available The interval of time (receipt of sample at Mayo Clinic Laboratories to results available) taking into account standard setup days and weekends. The first day is the time that it typically takes for a result to be available. The last day is the time it might take, accounting for any necessary repeated testing.

2 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

14 days

Performing Laboratory Location Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test

Rochester