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19897: Cortisol, Lc/ms/ms, Saliva Print View
Cortisol, LC/MS/MS,Saliva LC/MS/MS    mcg/dL 

PRIMARY
1 Saliva (Salivette Tube) 0.5 (0.2) mL   Frozen - 24 Month(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 5 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE

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.
Setup Schedule
Monday-Friday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Next day

CPT Code
82530

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Transport Temperature: Refrigerated Reject Criteria: Any tubes other than Salivette(R); hemolysis






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