Investigation : Cortisol
Specimen type : Urine (24hr)
Spec container : Plain Container - no preservative 
Volume required : Full collection or aliquot
Reference range : see table
Turnaround : <14 days

Reference RangeUnitsComments
Cortisol<165 nmol/24hrs

From 27th July 2012, urinary free cortisol measurement will be performed by LC-MS/MS. The new reference range is significantly lower at <165nmol/24 hour. Contact the Duty Biochemist (ext 4236) if further information is required.

Prior to this date the reference range was 50 - 350 nmol/24hr.

Additional information on urine cortisoland its clinical use can be found here: urine cortisol.

ICE requesting info:ICE panel nameICE page nameColumnComment\Advice
Chem / Haem
Endo & Oncology
(below cortisol in list)


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