CORTISOL, POST DEXAMETHASONE
DEXAMETHASONE SUPPRESSION TEST

Message
The provider will prescribe Dexamethasone. After taking the medication, the patient will go to the laboratory the following morning to be drawn for a Cortisol level (CORTS) .
After review of the Cortisol result the provider may call to add a Dexamethasone level.
NOTE: WHEN DRAWING THE CORTISOL,ALSO DRAW A PLAIN RED TOP TUBE (NO GEL). CENTRIFUGE WITHIN 2HRS OF COLLECTION, SEPARATE SERUM FROM CELLS AND STORE SERUM REFRIGERATED FOR SEND-OUT DEXAMETHASONE LEVEL IF NEEDED.

Test Code
DEXA SUP (MESSAGE ONLY)

Instructions
MUST BE DONE SEPARATELY FROM ALL OTHER TESTING.

Specimen Stability
REF: 7 DAYS



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.