Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

CORTISOL, LC/MS, SALIVA

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2083         Geisinger Epic ID: 47276

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Saliva
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
Salivette Cortisol Collection Kit (BLUE CAP only)
Specimen required:
0.5 mL saliva, minimum 0.2 mL submitted in Super SAL™ kit OR saliva-saturated swab in BLUE CAP Salivette Cortisol Collection Kit
Special notes:
Super SAL™ collection instructions OR Salivette® Cortisol Instructions
Patient preparation:
Saliva should be collected at the time(s) prescribed by your doctor.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 3 days. Refrigerated: 21 days. Frozen: 6 months.
Rejection criteria:
Specimen received in any tube other than Super SAL™ Universal Saliva Collection Kit or BLUE CAP Salivette® Cortisol Collection Kit (**White cap collection kit is UNACCEPTABLE**). Hemolysis.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
82530
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Methodology:
Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
Synonyms:
Quest test code 19897, salivary
SALCOR

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Sunday-Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. Report available: 2-6 days.    
Performed STAT? No
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