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Salivary Cortisol

Alternative Names:Cortisol- Salivary
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:SALCORT
Specimen Types:Saliva
Container Types:
Sarstedt Salivette
Collection & Request Instructions:

Do not drink any citrus juices just prior to collection.

Rinse mouth with plain tap water 15 min before collection and refrain from eating or drinking until collection is complete.

Remove the cotton swab from the Salivette with your fingers.

Place swab in the mouth and leave for 3 minutes, do not chew.

Spit the swab directly back into the Salivette, without handling, then cap.

Transport Instructions between Sites and/or Laboratories:On Ice
External Laboratory:Melbourne Health Shared Pathology Service
Additional Notes:

Salivette collection devices are available following consultation with Chemical Pathologist Registrar