|Last Updated: November 20, 2019 @ 10:13 am|
|Stability:||Ambient: 1 Day(s); Refrigerated: 4 Day(s); Frozen: 12 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable|
|Interpretive Data:||Please see report for interpretive data.|
Interpretive data is based on a normal 8:00 am baseline.
Increase in serum cortisol after COSYNTROPIN injection of more than 6 is expected if the adrenal glands are physically active and normally responsive to ACTH.
Absence of such a rise is evidence for primary adrenal insufficiency.
Response may be abnormal after prolonged steroid therapy.
Biotin in specimens taken from patients on high-dose biotin therapy or supplements may intefere with at least one test in this panel and cause inaccurate test results. It is recommended that for patients receiving therapy with high biotin doses (> 5 mg/day), no laboratory test specimen should be taken until at least 8 hours after the last biotin administration.