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6 x Cortisol Saliva

6 x Cortisol Saliva

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Using the Brunel Protocol, this Cortisol Saliva Profile includes six saliva measurements to better monitor Cortisol Production than the usual 4 x sampling.

Test Name: 6 x Cortisol Saliva
Lab Code: KIT-CORT6
GP Referral:
Profile or Test: Profile
Turnaround Time in Working Days: 1 Working Day or less
Test Inclusions: Saliva Cortisol x 6
Special Instructions: Fasting not required. 6 tubes provided. Please collect your samples at the following times: upon waking, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, and before bedtime.
Laboratory Notes: Our late afternoon and evening salivary cortisol levels are quoted with 'cut off' levels, rather than ranges. The figure will be quoted therefore as 'less than' (with the symbol <) because it is not possible to record with any degree of confidence very low levels of cortisol. The margin of error is too high. This statement applies to most commonly used cortisol testing processes - if the level of cortisol is very low (which indeed is a normal situation at the end of the day) an absolute lower limit should not be quoted because any level recorded below that 'cut off' is acceptable, and very low values recorded may not be as low as they appear. In practice this makes no difference to interpretation of results. A low level, approaching zero, is acceptable, whereas a higher level (above the laboratory threshold or 'cut off') may indicate Cushing's disease.
Pathology Sample: Saliva