7.2 - 63 pg/mL (a.m. draws) No established reference values for p.m. collections
Pediatric reference values are the same as adults, as confirmed by peer literature.
Collection/ Processing Details:
Useful for determining the cause of hypercortisolism and hypocortisolism
Morning (6 -10:30am) specimens are desirable.
EDTA tube must be pre-chilled.
Specimen must be spun in a refrigerated centrifuge.
If a refrigerated centrifuge is not available, pre-chill the centrifuge carriers, spin for ≤ 5 minutes, promptly transfer the plasma to a Mayo Screw Cap Transfer Vial and freeze. The patient may also be referred to the ANW, Mercy or United hospital Patient Service Center for specimen collection.