Days Set Up
Analytic Time

3 - 9 days

MiChart Code
11-Deoxycortisol (Sendout)
Soft Order Code

Test Updated:


Deoxycortisol, 11-
Compound S
11-Deoxycortisol, Serum

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectometry (LC-MS/MS)

Test Usage

Diagnostic workup of patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia; Part of metyrapone testing in the workup of suspected secondary or tertiary adrenal insufficiency; Part of metyrapone testing in the differential diagnostic workup of Cushing syndrome.

Reference Range

< or =18 years: <344 ng/dL, >18 years: 10-79 ng/dL.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

Collect specimen in a red top or SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into plastic vial and refrigerate. Morning (8 a.m.) specimens are recommended. Indicate time of collection and whether specimen was collected pre- or post- metyrapone.

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.4 mL serum

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.