Salivary Cortisol X2, Timed

Test ID: 

704282

CPT code:

82533 (x2)

Synonyms:

Salivary Cortisol (Two Specimens), MS

Salivary Cortisol, MS

Clinical Use:

Cortisol is increased in Cushing’s disease and decreased in Addison’s disease (adrenal insufficiency).

Specimen Type:

Saliva

Requested Volume: 

1 mL

Container Type: 

Salivette collection device: Specialized kits are available for salivary testing.

Patient Preparation: 

Do not eat, drink, smoke, or use oral hygiene products for at least 30 minutes before you start the collection process.

Collection:

See collection instructions in Salivette collection device. Clearly mark time drawn on all tubes.

Storage Instructions:

Refrigerate.

Stability Requirements:

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

3 days

Refrigerated

3 days

Frozen

5 months

Freeze/thaw cycles

Stable x3

 

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