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Test Compendium

Test Name

  • CORTISONE, SERUM, LCMS

Test Code

  • 1538

Test Synonym

  • Cortisone, Serum

Minimum Volume

  • 0.5 mL

Specimen Type

  • Serum Or Plasma

Primary Container

  • Serum Separator Tube, Plain Red Top Tube, Lavender Top Tube, Green Top Tube, Transfer Tube- Plasma, Transfer Tube- Serum

Transport Temp

  • Frozen

Specimen Requirements

  • 0.5 mL SERUM OR PLASMA

Specimen Retention

  • Serum/plasma must be separated from cells within 45 minutes of venipuncture. Send serum/plasma in a plastic transport tube from a Gel-barrier tube, red-top tube, lavender-top (EDTA) tube, or green-top (heparin) tube