Test directory: Cortisol, LC/MS/MS, Saliva

Ordering Code4165
Test NameCortisol, LC/MS/MS, Saliva
Preferred SpecimenSaliva
Preferred ContainerSuper SAL Universal Saliva Collection Kit
Optimum Volume0.5 mL
Collection InstructionsDo not eat, drink, smoke or use oral hygiene products for at least 30 minutes prior to collection
1. Open the package containing the Super SAL Universal Saliva Kit and place contents on a clean and dry surface
2. In preparation for the saliva collection, pool saliva in the mouth
3. Attach the Collection Tube provided to the base of the Compression Tube firmly. Sample collection may now begin
4. Place the tip of the pad of the Collector where saliva has pooled. The Collector may be removed from the mouth periodically to read the Serum Volume Adequacy Indicator (SVAI), but resume collection immediately afterward
5. Collect until the appearance of the SVAI changes completely to red. The collection procedure should last approx. 1-5 minutes
6. Place the white absorbent pad end into the Compression Tube holding the Collector in an upright and vertical position and firmly push the plunger downwards to transfer saliva from the absorbent pad into the Collection Tube. Push and hold for 30 seconds
7. Gently remove the Collection Tube from the end of the Compression Tube and screw the lid of the Collection Tube tightly closed
8. Label the sample with the appropriate patient informa- tion and store at refrigerated temperature for shipment.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 5 Days
Refrigerated: 7 Days
Frozen: 2 Years
Rejection CriteriaHemolyzed, Any tube other than Super SAL Universal Saliva
Collection Kit
Avail. StatNO
Analytic Time7 Days
MethodologyChromatography/Mass Spectrometry
Reference Lab Quest Diagnostic Lab-NI

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