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Cortisol, Saliva

Mnemonic

BF CORT SAL

Specimen Collection Requirements

Patient Preparation

Do not collect specimen within 60 minutes after eating a meal, within 12 hours after consuming alcohol, immediately after brushing teeth and after any activity that may cause gums to bleed. Rinse mouth thoroughly with water 10 minutes before specimen collection. Recommended collection time is between 11:00 pm and 1:00 am.

Collect

Saliva, Swab must be completely saturated to ensure sufficient volume for testing

Handling

Transfer saturated swab to plain (non-citric acid) cotton Salivette® collection device available from Legacy Client Services (503-413-1234). Record the time of collection on the test request form, and on Salivette® transport container.

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Specimens not collected using the Salivette® collection device, visibly contaminated with blood, mucus, food particles or cellular debris, Sodium azide preservative. Specimens with pH values greater than 9.0 or less than 3.5 must be recollected.

Stability

Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 3 weeks; Frozen: 6 months

Testing Information

Performed

Mon, Wed, Fri

Reported

2-6 days

Method

Quantitative Enzyme Immunoassay

Referral Lab

ARUP (81117)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

82533

Last Updated: Friday, September 6, 2019 12:47:02 AM


Client Services: 503-413-1234