18-Hydroxycorticosterone


Sunquest Code:COH18  
Epic Code:LAB3400Epic Name:18 OH Corticosterone
Synonyms:18-OH-Corticosterone
Methodology:Mass spectrometry
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported in 3-16 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:6 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:2.2 mL
Container:Red (no gel) (Green (sodium heparin, no gel), Purple (EDTA), Red or gold (gel))


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot within 1 hour of collection 3 mL, 1.0 mL minimum. Freeze immediately.
CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Stability:24 hours at room temperature or refrigerated; 3 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:2007582 (18 HYDRO)


Interpretive

Reference Range:

By report.

 

Use:May be useful in working up patients with aldosterone deficiency or unusual cases of aldosterone excess.


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