Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Cortisol Test in Kenya

Brief Description

it is a test that measures the amount of cortisl in blood .

Synonyms

cortisol AM&PM

Patient Preparation

the patient should avoid taking biotin supplements at least 72 hours to sample collection.

Sample Type

serum

Sample volume

1ml with a minimum volume of 0.7ml

Sample collection Container

red top tube or gel barrier tube

Sample collection instructions

transfer separated serum to a plastic transport tube if a red top tube is used.

Sample storage

Store sample at room temperature

Reference range

AM:6.2-19.4g/dL; PM:2.3-11.9g/dL

Results Turnaround

1-2days after receipt of samples

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

it is associated with the diagnosis of adrenal gland "," hypothalamus and pituitary mulfunction.