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CORTISOL, SALIVA

Test Number:
  • 6423
Test Alias:
Preferred Specimen:
  • Saliva
Container Type:
  • Salivette® tube (SARSTEDT)
Alternative Specimen:
Volume:
  • 1 mL
Collection Instructions:
  • 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 Temperature:
  • Refrigerated (cold packs)
Specimen Stability:
  • Room temperature: 48 hours
  • Refrigerated: 7 days
  • Frozen: 2 years
Methodology:
  • Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)
CPT Code:
  • 82530
Reject Criteria:
  • Any tubes other than salivette
Reference Range:
Report Available:
  • 10 days

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