The Cortisol 4 Point Saliva, 4 Samples test contains 1 test with 6 biomarkers.
Cortisol, LC/MS/MS, Saliva Collection Kit
Pick up the Cortisol, LC/MS/MS, Saliva Collection Kit from the Patient Service Center that is selected when placing the order.
1. Place contents on a clean and dry surface. 2. Firmly attach the Collection Tube (E) provided to the base (D) of the Compression tube (C) (Figure 1). In preparation for saliva collection, pool saliva in the mouth. Sample collection may now begin. 3. Place the tip of the pad of the Collector (A) where saliva has pooled (Figure 2). 4. The Collector (A) may be removed from the mouth periodically to read the SVAI, but resume collection immediately afterward. Collect until the appearance of the SVAI (B) changes from white to fully red (Figure 3). The collection procedure should last approximately 1-5 minutes. 6. Place the white absorbent pad end into the Compression Tube (C) holding the Collector (A) in an upright and vertical position and firmly push the plunger downwards to transfer saliva from the absorbent pad into the Collection Tube (E). Push and hold for 30 seconds (Figure 4). 6. Gently remove the Collection Tube (E) from the end of the Compression Tube (C). It is appropriate to remove the Collection Tube (E) during expression if necessary due to foaming. Close the lid on the tube tightly. 7. Label the collected sample immediately, include date and time of collection and store at refrigerated temperatures for shipment.
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