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Test Code DEOX 11-Deoxycortisol , Serum

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics' Nichols Institute, Inc. - San Juan Capistrano, CA

Methodology

Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry

 

This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes

Reference Values

 

See Laboratory Report

 

Test Classification and CPT Coding

82634

 

LOINC Code:  1657-6

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Tuesday

TAT: 4 - 11 Days

Physician Office Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:  Red-top tube(s).

Specimen: 1 mL serum ( 0.25 min)

Transport temperature: Frozen

Stability:  4 Days Room Tempurature and Refrigerated

                 28 Days Frozen

 

 

Spin down, separate serum from cells within 1 hour of draw, and send 2 mL of serum frozen in plastic vial.

Useful For

11-Deoxycortisol (Compound S) is useful in diagnosing patients with 11-beta-hydroxylase deficiency (second leading cause of congenital adrenal hyperplasia) and primary (adrenal failure) or secondary (hypothalamic-pituitary ACTH deficiency) adrenal insufficiency.

Computer Interface Code

PDM #  5900195