17-Ketosteroids with Creatinine, 24-Hour Urine [15201X]

Test Code
21826

CPT Codes
82570, 83586

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

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

Minimum Volume
10 mL

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

Instructions
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.

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 • Specimens without preservatives

Methodology
Colorimetric with Modified Zimmerman Reaction

Setup Schedule
Set up: Tues, Fri a.m.; Report available: 1-4 days

Limitations
See Laboratory Report

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.