Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: September 25, 2023 @ 9:13 am


Cortisol, Saliva

  • Saliva in Salivette Device
  • One Mouth Swab in Salivette Device. Submit Refrigerated.
Special Handling:
  • Collect saliva. Do not collect within 60 minutes after eating or 12 hours of consuming alcohol.
    Rinse mouth thoroughly with water 10 minutes before collection.
    Collect sample between 11pm-1am. Place Salivette under the tongue for 2 minutes or until swab is saturated. Place in collection vial. Note collection time on requisition.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Specimens not collected using Salivette device.
    Specimens visibly contaminated with blood, mucus, food or cellular debris.
    Specimens with pH greater than 9.0 or less than 3.5
Stability:Ambient: 1 Week(s); Refrigerated: 3 Week(s); Frozen: 6 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
  • Quantitative Enzyme Immunoassay
Performed:Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Reported:2-5 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 82533
  • 91359 - CORTISOL, SALIVA
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