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Cortrosyn Stimulation Test

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Name:    Cortrosyn Stimulation Test
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube, or plasma from a Green PST. The test consists of a baseline cortisol level, an injection or IV of Cosyntropin and 2 timed post drug administration cortisol levels.

--Draw baseline level.
--The nurse needs to tell you when the injection was given.
--Draw the 30 and 60 minute samples after injection of Cosyntropin.
--Indicate the exact sample time on each tube.
Minimum Spec:    0.4 mL
  Method:    Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Note:    Nursing is to make arrangements for Cosyntropin dose with Pharmacy. If IV Cosyntropin is used for Outpatient testing, arrangements for infusion should be made with Endoscopy or First Care unless testing and drawing to be performed in the provider's office.
Processing Info:    3 TIMED plasma cortisol level orders will be generated when the Cortrosyn Stimulation careset is ordered in Millenium::

1) Baseline
2) 30 min post drug administration
3) 60 minutes post drug administration

If an order for a Cortrosyn Stimulation comes with the dropoff samples, order 3 cortisols (CORT). Use the exact times on the tubes.

Detailed collection instructions