Cortisol, Saliva CORSAL

Method(s) Quantitative Enzyme Immunoassay
Specimen Required
Collect Saliva. The swab provided in the Salivette collection device must be completely saturated to ensure sufficient volume for testing.
Transport Saturated swab to plain (non-citric acid) cotton Salivette collection device. Record the time of collection on the test request form and on Salivette transport container.
Remarks Do not collect specimen within 60 minutes after eating a meal, within 12 hours after consuming alcohol, immediately after brushing teeth or 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 - 1:00 am.
Stability Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 3 weeks; Frozen: 6 months
Unacceptable Conditions Specimens not collected using the Salivette collection device. Sodium azide preservative. Specimens with pH values greater than 9.0 or less than 3.5 must be recollected. Specimens visibly contaminated with blood, cellular debris, food particles, or mucus.
Schedule Mon, Wed, Fri
Billing Code 5011416
CPTCode 82533
Notes This test requires a kit containing a Salivette collection device. Clients please contact Referral Testing @ 410-7021 or 410-7022 to request the kit at least one day in advance.
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

See Laboratory Report.

No Appointment Necessary
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