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Test Catalog

Test ID: F11DX    
11-Desoxycortisol

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Collection Container/Tube: Red-Top

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Acceptable: SST

Collection Instructions: Draw blood in a plain red-top tube(s), serum gel tube(s) is acceptable. Serum must be separated from cells within 45 minutes of venipuncture. Spin down and send 1 mL of serum frozen in a plastic vial.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.2 mL (Note: Minimum volume does not allow for repeat analysis)

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Thawing** Warm OK <=72 hours; Cold OK <=72 hours
Other/Tissue/Swab Specimens other than serum or plasma EDTA or green-top heparin

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
SerumFrozen (preferred)
 Ambient 72 hours
 Refrigerated 72 hours