17-Hydroxycorticosteroids and 17-Ketosteroids, 24-Hour Urine [15203X]

Test Code

CPT Codes
83491, 83586


CPT code 81050 may be added at an additional charge for volume measurement

Preferred Specimen
40 mL of a 24-hour urine preserved with 10 g of Boric acid, submitted in a plastic, leak-proof container

Minimum Volume
20 mL

Other Acceptable Specimens
24-hour urine preserved with 25 mL 50% acetic acid, or 30 mL of 6N Hcl acid, submitted in a plastic, leak-proof urine container

Collect urine with 10 g Boric acid (preferred), or 25 mL of 50% acetic acid, or 30 mL of 6N Hcl acid (acceptable). Keep urine refrigerated during collection.
-Mix well and record the total volume on the test request form and urine container.

Specimen required is 20 mL of 24 hour urine preserved in 10 g Boric acid (preferred), or 25 mL of 50% acetic acid or 30 mL of 6N Hcl acid (acceptable) in a plastic leak-proof urine container.
Transport temperature: Refrigerated (preferred), or frozen (acceptable).

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 30 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Specimens exceeding stability limit • Specimen without preservatives

Colorimetric (C)

Setup Schedule
Set up: Tues-Thurs; Report available: Next day

Reference Range
See Laboratory Report

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20153

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.