Test Details

Mnemonic

CORTS

Ordering Code

3511840

CPT-4 Code(s)

82530

Specimen Information

Patient Preparation

Do not eat, drink, smoke, take oral medications, or use oral hygiene products for at least 60
minutes prior to collection and 10 minutes before beginning the collection process, rinse the
mouth with water to avoid contamination.

Collect

Salivette® Cortisol with blue screw cap

Specimen Preparation

Send 0.5 mL saliva collected in Salivette® Cortisol with blue screw cap

Open the package containing the SuperSAL™ Universal Saliva Collection Kit and place contents on a clean and dry surface.

Collection Instructions:
1- Remove the swab from the Salivette®
2- Place the swab in the mouth, e.g. in your cheek, where it should remain for 2 min
without chewing. If an extremely small amount of saliva is produced, leave the swab in
the mouth for longer.
3- Return the swab with the absorbed saliva to the Salivette®.
4- Replace the stopper.
5- Refrigerate the Salivette® immediately.

Alternate Specimen

Super SAL™
Super SAL2™

Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Hemolysis, white top Salivette® collection device

Stability

Room temperature: 3 days
Refrigerated: 21 days
Frozen: 6 months

Methodology

Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS-MS)
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Reference Range

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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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