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Lab Dept:

Chemistry

Test Name:

MINERALCORTICOID

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

MTG

Synonyms:

Corticosterone

CPT Codes:

82088 – Aldosterone
82528 – Corticosterone
83519 – Immunoassay, analyte, quantitative; by radiopharmaceutical technique
82633 – Deoxycorticosterone, 11-

Test Includes:

Aldosterone, Corticosterone, 18-OH-Corticosterone, DOC (deoxycorticosterone)

Logistics

Test Indications:

N/A

Lab Testing Sections:

Chemistry - Sendouts

Referred to:

Esoterix, Inc. (ESL Test: 500915)

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

5 – 7 days, test performed on Tuesday

Special Instructions:

N/A

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Blood

Container:

Red top tube

Draw Volume:

10 mL (Minimum: 3.5 mL) blood

Processed Volume:

3.5 mL (Minimum: 1.5 mL) serum

Note: Submission of the minimum volume does not allow repeat analysis.

Collection:

Routine venipuncture

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Centrifuge specimen within one hour of collection. Remove serum aliquot into a screw-capped round bottom plastic vial. Store and ship at frozen temperatures. Forward promptly.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Specimen other than serum; mislabeled or unlabeled specimens

Interpretive

Reference Range:

See specific report.

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

N/A

Methodology:

See specific individual test listings.

References:

Esoterix, Inc

Esoterix, Inc. "Expected Value & S.I. Unit Conversion Table" Fifth Edition. 2003



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