Cortisol, Saliva

Last Modified: 11/12/2019 10:40:22 AM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:

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

Patient Preparation:

Collection Instruction Patient Precautions: 

1. Saliva should be collected at the time(s) prescribed by your doctor.
2. No food or fluids for 30 minutes prior to collection.
3. Do not use any creams, lotions, or steroid inhalers immediately prior to collection.
4. 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.
5. Do not use this kit on children under 3 years of age or any patient with increased risk of swallowing or choking.

Specimen Requirements: Salivette Collection tube from Kit
Collection Instructions: Instructions for collection:
1. Rinse mouth thoroughly with water and discard. Do not swallow.
2. Hold the Salivette® at the rim of the suspended insert and remove the stopper.
3. Remove the swab.
4. Place the swab under the tongue until well saturated, approximately 1 minute.
5. Return the saturated swab to the suspended insert and close the Salivette® firmly with the stopper.
6. Do not remove the tube holding the insert. The Salivette® should be sent to the lab with the swab inside.
7. Label the Salivette® with the patient name, date and time of collection, and any other identifying information.

Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 5 days Ambient
7 days Refrigerated - Transport
2 years Frozen
Rejection Criteria: Hemolyzed specimen; Any tube other tnan Salivette
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:  
Custom Panel: No


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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