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Test Code 17 OHCS 17 Hydroxycorticosteroids Urine

Clinical System Name

17 Hydroxycorticosteroid Group

Synonyms

17 Hydroxysteroids Urine
17-Hydroxycorticorsteroids Urine
Dexamethasone - Urine
Hydroxycorticosteroids - 17 Urn

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Urine

Container(s):Leak-Proof Container

Preferred Vol: 20 mL from 24 hour urine collection with 10 grams boric acid added to the container.

Minimum Vol: 10 mL from 24 hour urine collection with 10 grams boric acid added to the container.

 

Note: Refrigerate during collection. Also acceptable for collection: 25 mL 50% acetic acid or 6N HCL. Test includes a urine creatinine. Method is affected by improper specimen collection and by pH (must be <7.5).

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Room temperature unacceptable

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: 2 - 4 C

Storage location: Place entire collection jug in CPA 2 fridge. Mix well, measure and note total volume. pH must be <7.5. Transfer 20 mL to a plastic urine bottle affixed with a large computer label and refrigerate in the CPA refrigerator. Frozen specimens are acceptable.

 

Off-site collection: Mix well, measure and note total volume. pH must be <7.5. Transfer 20 mL to a plastic urine bottle and transport refrigerated.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Urine Room temp

8 h

  Refrigerated 7 d
  Frozen

30 d

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N  Collected daily; set up T and Th  3 - 5 d

 

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics - Nichols Institute

33608 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92690-6130

 

Phone Number: (800) 553-5445

Department

Department:  Send Outs

 

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

 

 

 

Reference Range

 

  mG/24 hr mG/G Creatinine
2 - 17 Years 1.1 - 7.5 0.9 - 15.3
Adult Male 4.0 - 11.0 1.9 - 9.5
Adult Female 3.0 - 10.0 1.9 - 9.5

 

Methodology

Method: Colorimetric with Porter-Silber Reaction

Analytical Volume: 10.0 mL urine

Limitations:

CPT Codes

83491 (TLZ 02/17/16)

 

 

 

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name:

17-Hydroxycorticosteroids with Creatinine 24-HR Urine

Reference Test Number:

15202X

Instructions:

Send out M - F with the Quest courier.