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Laboratory Medicine

Test Directory / Salivary Cortisol

Salivary Cortisol


TestSalivary Cortisol
Common AbbreviationsSCOR
Tube typeSaliva
Clinical IndicationSalivary cortisol day profile is used in monitoring glucocorticoid replacement in adrenal insufficiency. Late night (11pm) salivary cortisol used in screening for Cushing's syndrome.
Specimen TypeSaliva
Sample typeSaliva
Minimum Volume5mL
Special PrecautionsNo special requirements
StabilityContact Referral Laboratory
Turnaround Time10 days
LaboratoryUniversity Hospital of Wales Heath Park Cardiff CF14 4XW 029 207 42800
Reference IntervalContact Referral Laboratory
LimitationsContact Referral Laboratory
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