Cortisol, Saliva

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:

SAL/CORTSL

CPT CODE:

82530-90

TURNAROUND TIME:

5-7 working days

CONTAINER TYPE:

Salivette tube (obtain from Send Out Lab)

COLLECTION:

PRECAUTIONS:

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.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR COLLECTION:

1. Rinse mouth thoroughly with water and discard. Do not swallow.
2. Hold the Salivette(R) 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(R)
firmly with the stopper. 6. Do not remove the tube holding the
insert. The Salivette(R) should be sent to the lab with the swab
inside. 7. Label the Salivette(R) with the patient name, date and
time of collection, and any other identifying information. The
Salivette(R) may be refrigerated if they cannot be sent to the
laboratory within 24 hours of collection.

 

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

0.5 mL saliva

REJECTION CRITERIA:

Any tube other than SALIVETTE will be rejected.

MINIMUM VOLUME:

0.2 mL saliva

REFERENCE RANGE:

See Specialty Labs - Search Test Code S52400

LAST UPDATED:

4-16-2013