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Test Catalog

Test ID: SALCT    
Cortisol, Saliva

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

Deuterated cortisol (d3-cortisol) is added to 0.1 mL sample as an internal standard. Cortisol and d3-cortisol are extracted from the specimen using online turbulent flow high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and analyzed by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) using multiple reaction monitoring in positive mode. The following transitions are used for analysis: Cortisol: 363.3/121.1; d3-cortisol: 366.3/121.1.(Taylor RL, Machacek DA, Singh RJ: Validation of a high-throughput liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method for urinary cortisol and cortisone. Clin Chem 2002; 48:1511-1519)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information

No

Day(s) Performed Outlines the days the test is performed. This field reflects the day that the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means that assays are performed multiple times during the day.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Report Available The interval of time (receipt of sample at Mayo Clinic Laboratories to results available) taking into account standard setup days and weekends. The first day is the time that it typically takes for a result to be available. The last day is the time it might take, accounting for any necessary repeated testing.

2 to 4 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

2 weeks

Performing Laboratory Location Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test

Rochester