Fasting Required: No Specimen: Saliva Special Instructions: Ship to lab Monday-Thursday only. Questionnaire must be completed and returned with the specimen. Specimens must be collected as listed on the paperwork included in the kit. Please retain these instruction for your records. 1. When to Collect Your Saliva The appropriate collection time (hour/day/month) will depend on the instructions you received from your healthcare provider. Be sure you have a clear notion of what your provider has requested. In general, the following guidelines are recommended 2. Naturally Occurring Hormone Levels Baseline Female and Male Hormone Levels: Except for melatonin, the best time to collect saliva is in the early morning, preferably right after rising. Melatonin is best tested at 3 AM (interrupting your sleep cycle) when the hormone peaks. 3. Cycling Female Hormone Levels For premenopausal or perimenopausal women to assess ovulation and peak levels of estradiol and progesterone, the most favorable time for saliva collection is during the middle of the luteal phase (the last two weeks of your cycle). Counting from the first day of your menstrual flow, collect your saliva between days 20 and 23. If your cycles are sporadic (you have skipped several in a row), saliva collection may be done anytime as ovulation is highly unlikely. Results: 7-10 Business Days Description: The test includes - Six saliva samples collected in the privacy of your own home over a 24 hr. period at 8AM, 12PM, 4PM, 8PM, 12AM, and 4AM. The profile includes 15 evaluations: Cortisol x 6/DHEA-s x 3/Testosterone x 1/Progesterone x 1/ Estradiol x 1/Potassium x 1/Sodium x 1/Chloride x 1 THERE IS NO REFUND ON RETURNED KITS, AND A CHARGE FOR ADDITIONAL TUBES IF NECESSARY. **Not for sale to NY Residents
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