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Test Compendium

Test Name


Test Code

  • 1540

Test Synonym

  • Cortisone, 24-hr Urine

Minimum Volume

  • 10 mL

Specimen Type

  • Urine

Primary Container

  • 24 Hour Urine Container, Container- Urine

Transport Temp

  • Refrigerated


  • 6 days

Specimen Requirements

  • 10 mL URINE from a well mixed 24 hr collection preserved (Boric Acid or HCL)

Specimen Retention

  • Instruct the patient to void at 8 AM and discard the specimen. Then collect all urine including the final specimen voided at the end of the 24 Hr. period (ie, 8 AM the next morning) in a plastic bottle containing 1 g boric acid per liter of urine. Mix well. Screw the lid on securely. Hall is also an acceptable preservative.