Cortisol (Salivary)


Test Information

Test Name

Cortisol (Salivary)

Preferred Specimen

Saliva

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

1 week


Collection Information

Preparation

  • Dental rolls left in mouth until saturated with saliva in good technique if direct saliva sampling difficult

Processing Information

Registration Code

SCOR

Alternative Specimen

Salivette sample acceptable


Methodology

Sample Stability

1 week

Interpretations

View Interpretations

Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Canterbury Health Laboratory (via WHL)

Send Away Transport

If saliva samples taken over a number of days - freeze sample. If sample taken over night - can send in room temperature.

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