CORTISOL, SALIVA

Specimen Required
Send 0.5 mL of frshly collected saliva in a SuperSAL™ Universal Saliva Collection Kit (0.2 mL minimum) refrigerated.
Collection Instructions:
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SALIVA COLLECTION USING THE SUPERSAL™ UNIVERSAL SALIVA COLLECTION KIT. Do not eat, drink, smoke, or use oral hygiene products for at least 30 minutes before you start the ollection process.
Priot to collection, review the detailed instructions for the SuperSAL™ Universal Saliva Collection kit below.
Open the package containing the SuperSAL™ Universal Saliva Collection Kit and place contents on a clean and dry surface.
1. Place contents on a clean and dry surface. In preparation for the saliva colleciton, pool saliva in the mouth.
2. Attach the Collection Tube provided to the base of the Compression Tube firmly. Sample collection may now begin.
3. Place the tip of the pad of the Collector in the mouth where saliva has pooled. The Collector may be removed from the mouth periodically to read the Sample Volume Adequacy Indicator (SVAI) but resume collection immediately afterward.
4. Collect until the appearance of the SVAI changes completely to red. The collection procedure should last approximately 1-5 minutes.
5. Place the white absorbent pad end to the Compression Tube holding the Collector in an upright and veritcal positon and firmly push the plunger downwards to transfer saliva from the absorbent pad into the Collection Tube. Push and hold for 30 seconds.
6. Gently romove the Collection Tube from the end of the compression Tube and screw the lid of the Collection Tube tightly closed.
7. Label the sample with the appropriate patient information and store at refrigerated temperature for shipment.

Rejection Criteria
Hemolysis, any tube other than SupeSAL™ Saliva Universal Collection kit.

Methodology
Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS-MS)

Stability
Room Temperature: 5 days; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 2 years

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Tuesday-Saturday

Turnaround Time7-10 days
Test CodeCORTS
CPT-4 Code (s)
82530
LOINC Codes
2142-8

Warde
Medical
Laboratory