CORTISOL, SALIVA

The CORTISOL, SALIVA test contains 1 test with 1 biomarker.

Cortisol, LC/MS/MS, Saliva Collection Kit

This test is for 1 specimen only ( single tube)

  1. Pick up the Cortisol, LC/MS/MS, Saliva Collection Kit from the Patient Service Center that is selected when placing the order.
  2. Provide the Patient Requisition to obtain your Kit

Patient Preparation

  1. Saliva should be collected as 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.

Collection Instructions

  1. Rinse mouth thoroughly with water and discard. Do not swallow.
  2. Hold the Salivette® 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® firmly with the stopper.
  6. Do not remove the tube holding the insert. The Salivette® should be returned to the patient service center with the swab inside.
  7. Label the Salivette® as it is collected with the following:
    1. patient name
    2. date of birth (DOB)
    3. date and time of collection
    4. Ulta Lab Test’s client # in the upper right hand corner of the Patient Requisition.
    5. (Note: tube must be labeled as it is collected)

Return Collected Sample & Patient Requisition Directly to Patient Service Center

  • Return to the Patient Service Center where the test kit was obtained, within 48 hours of the specimen being first collected, the  Salivette® with the specimen collected. 
  • Important, please also include the Ulta Lab Tests Patient Requisition for the Cortisol, LC/MS/MS, Saliva, sample when returning the specimen.

Storage instructions

Specimen can be stored at room temperature prior to returning to the Patient Service Center within 48 hours of collection of the first specimen. 

The following is a list of what is included in the item above. Click the test(s) below to view what biomarkers are measured along with an explanation of what the biomarker is measuring.

Also known as: Cortisol SalivaLCMSMS

Cortisol, Saliva,LC/MS/MS