Specimen Collection Requirements
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.
Saliva, Swab must be completely saturated to ensure sufficient volume for testing
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.
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.
Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 3 weeks; Frozen: 6 months
Quantitative Enzyme Immunoassay
Friday, September 6, 2019 12:47:02 AM
Client Services: 503-413-1234