Cortisol, Saliva

Centralized Core Laboratory:Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation: SALCT MAYO

Specimen Type: Saliva

Tube Type: Cortisol, Saliva Collection Kit (T514)

Collection Volume: 3.75 mL (minimum 1.5 mL)

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Sent to reference lab

Methodology: liquid Chromatography - tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

Special Instructions: Collect between 11pm and midnight, and record collection time.
To use the Salivette: remove top cap of container to expose swab. Place swab directly into mouth by tipping container so swab falls into mouth. Do not touch swab with fingers. Keep swab in mouth for approximately 2 minutes. Roll swab in mouth, do not chew swab. Place swab back in its container without touching, and replace the cap. Record collection time and label specimen.

Can also collect 7am to 9am or 3pm to 5pm, however 11pm to midnight is preferred. Record collection time. If multiple specimens are collected, submit each vial under a separate order.

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8418

TAT: 2-4 days

Additional Info: See reference lab report

CPT Code: 82533

Synonyms: Nighttime Salivary Cortisol
Salivary Cortisol
Salivary Cushings
Salivary Hydrocortisone

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