Cortisol, Saliva

Last Modified: 8/30/2021 2:17:54 PM


Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:

Contact Client Response at 266-1500 Option 1 to request special collection kit

Patient Preparation:

1. Do not eat, drink, smoke, or use oral hygiene products for at least 30 minutes, then rinse the mouth with water and discard. Please wait at least 5 minutes after this rinse to start the collection procedure.
2. Saliva should be collected at the time(s) prescribed by your doctor.
3. No food or fluids for 30 minutes prior to collection.
4. Do not use any creams, lotions, or steroid inhalers immediately prior to collection.
5. Avoid any activity that can cause your gums to bleed, including brushing and flossing your teeth. Consult with your doctor if this is a chronic problem.
SUPER SAL™ UNIVERSAL SALIVA COLLECTION KIT COLLECTION PROCEDURE

Specimen Requirements: 0.5 mL saliva collected in a Super SAL™ Universal Saliva Collection Kit
Collection Instructions: Instructions for collection
1. Do not eat, drink, smoke, or use oral hygiene products for at least 30 minutes, then rinse the mouth with water and discard. Please wait at least 5 minutes after this rinse to start the collection procedure.
2. During this time review the detailed instructions on the SUPER SAL™ Saliva collection Kit insert, particularly the illustrations showing the appearance of the Sample Volume Adequacy Indicator (SVAI) before and after sample collection (Figure 3).
3. Place contents on a clean and dry surface.
4. Firmly attach the Collection Tube (E) provided to the base (D) of the Compression tube (C) (Figure 1). In preparation for saliva collection, pool saliva in the mouth. Sample collection may now begin.
5. Place the tip of the pad of the Collector (A) where saliva has pooled (Figure 2).
6. The Collector (A) may be removed from the mouth periodically to read the SVAI, but resume collection immediately afterward. Collect until the appearance of the SVAI (B) changes from white to fully red (Figure 3). The collection procedure should last approximately 1-5 minutes.
7. Place the white absorbent pad end into the Compression Tube (C) holding the Collector (A) in an upright and vertical position and firmly push the plunger downwards to transfer saliva from the absorbent pad into the Collection Tube (E). Push and hold for 30 seconds (Figure 4).
8. Gently remove the Collection Tube (E) from the end of the Compression Tube (C). It is appropriate to remove the Collection Tube (E) during expression if necessary due to foaming. Close the lid on the tube tightly.
9. Label the collected sample immediately, include date and time of collection and store at refrigerated temperatures prior to shipment.


Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 7 days Ambient
7 days Refrigerated - Transport
3 months Frozen
Rejection Criteria: Hemolysis • Any tube other than Super SAL™ Universal Saliva Collection Kit
Reference Range:
8-10 AM 0.04-0.56 mcg/dL
noon-2 PM ≤0.21 mcg/dL
4-6 PM ≤0.15 mcg/dL
10 PM-1 AM ≤0.09 mcg/dL
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: Chromatography / Mass Spectormetry
Clinical Significance:  
Documentation:  
Custom Panel: No

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Turn Around Time: 4 to 8 days
Days Performed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly to San Juan Capistrano
PHL Test Code: CORSA
EPIC Test Code: LAB3060
Send Out Test Code: 19897
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 82530

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