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Cortisol, saliva (New test)

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code CRTSV
Test group Cortisol
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method LC/MS/MS
Patient Preparation 1. Saliva should be collected at the time(s) prescribed by your doctor.
2. No food or fluids for 30 minutes prior to collection.
3. Do not use any creams, lotions, or steroid inhalers immediately prior to collection.
4. Avoid any activity that can cause your gums to bleed, including brushing and flossing your teeth. Consult with your doctor if this is a chronic problem.
5. Do not use this kit on children under 3 years of age or any patient with increased risk of swallowing or choking
Collection Instructions 1. Rinse mouth thoroughly with water and discard. Do not swallow.
2. Hold the Salivette¨ at the rim of the suspended insert and remove the stopper.
3. Remove the swab.
4. Place the swab under the tongue until well saturated, approximately 1 minute.
5. Return the saturated swab to the suspended insert and close the Salivette¨ firmly with the stopper.
6. Do not remove the tube holding the insert. The Salivette¨ should be sent to the lab with the swab inside.
7. Label the Salivette¨ with the patient name, date and time of collection, and any other identifying information.
Container type Salivette collection tube
Amount to Collect 0.5 mL
Sample type saliva
Preferred volume 0.5 mL
Min. Volume 0.2 mL
Processing notes Freeze sample and send frozen to CB. order Quest test code 19897X
Ref Lab Rejection Criteria Use of any collection container other than Salivette tube
Units µg/dL (mcg/dL)
Normal range
8-10 AM 0.04-0.56 µg/dL
4-6 PM ≤ 0.15 µg/dL
10-11 PM ≤ 0.09 µg/dL
Synonyms Compound F; 11-hydroxycorticosteroids; 11-hydroxycorticoids; 11-OH steroids; 11-OH corticosteroids; Cosyntropin provocative testing
Stability Room temperature 5 days, refrigerated 1 week, frozen 2 years.
Turn around times 3-5 days
CPT coding 82530-90
LOINC code 2142-8
Last Updated 10/15/2015 10:44:43 AM
Entry Number 1692
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