Laboratory: Clinical Biochemistry
Test Name:
SALIVARY CORTISOL - (Sa)
Test Code: SACO
Clinical Information:
This test is performed at:  Health Sciences Centre
 
 
Collection Devices:
Specimen Required: Saliva sample obtained with a Salivette collection device. 2 kits required for A.M. and P.M. cortisol levels. Kits available from HSC and SBGH Biochemistry laboratories or Endocrinology & Metabolism Clinical Investigation Units.
Referral:

Collect specimens as specified above.  Store and ship specimens at room temperature.
Requisition:
Reference Values:
A.M. Cortisol (0700 - 0800h):     7.0 - 28 nmol/L
P.M. Cortisol (2300 - 2400h):      3.5 - 7.0 nmol/L
Availability:
Daily
See Also:
More Information:
Give each Salivette vial a separate #. Send room temperature to HSC - MS5 Clinical Chemistry.