Cortisol, Saliva CORSAL
|Method(s)||Quantitative Enzyme Immunoassay|
|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|
This test requires a kit containing a Salivette collection device. Clients please contact Customer Service at 315-461-3008 to request the kit at least one day in advance.
|Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)|
See Laboratory Report.