3 - 5 days
COLT3 - SALCT: Collection Time in Milatary
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Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)
Screening for Cushing syndrome.
11 pm - 12 midnight: <100 ng/mL; 7 am - 9 am: 100 - 750 ng/mL; 3 pm - 5 pm: <401 ng/mL.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
1) Do not brush teeth before collecting specimen. 2) Do not eat or drink for 15 minutes prior to specimen collection. 3) Collect specimen between 11 pm and 12 midnight (preferred), 7 am and 9 am, or 3 pm and 5 pm. 4) Place swab directly into mouth by tipping salivette container so that swab falls into mouth; do not touch swab with fingers. 5) Keep swab in mouth for 2 minutes. Roll swab in mouth; do not chew swab. 6) Place swab back into container and replace cap. Refrigerate.