Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you.Fasting Required:
No. A minimum of 5 - 7 glasses of water the day before and the day of is required, for hydrating purposes.Specimen:
13 timed saliva samplesSpecial Instructions:
Ship to lab Monday - Wednesday only.
The included questionnaire must be completed and returned with the specimen. It is very important that the samples be collected at the correct time and placed in the properly time-labeled tubes. Each hormone collection tube is identified with a collection time. Begin with the (2) 8 am collection tubes and end with the 4 am collection. Store samples in the freezer as they are collected. Make sure you use all tubes intended for the collection and that your name, birth date, and date of collection is on all tubes and the request slip. For most accurate result of your current hormone levels, ship specimen within 30 days from collection. Mail samples the same day they are removed from the freezer. If you complete your test on a Thursday or Friday, please hold in freezer until Monday. Drop off at your local UPS office. Pick up service is not included in the pre-paid shipping price. Results:
10 - 14 Business Days Description:
Hormones exert a powerful influence over all physical, intellectual and emotional behavior. Problems with weight, memory, sleep, digestion, blood pressure, high cholesterol, cravings, addictions, sexual dysfunctions, and problems associated with the immune system, are all influenced by the endocrine system. Endocrine problems can lead to a wide spectrum of symptoms.
– Thirteen saliva samples collected in the privacy of your own home over a month long period. Day 2 at: 8AM, 12PM, 4PM, 8PM, 12AM, and 4AM. Days 2, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, and 24 at: 8am.Tests Included:
6 x Cortisol; 3 x DHEA-s; 1 x Testosterone; 7 x Progesterone; 7 x Estradiol; 1 x Potassium; 1 x Sodium; 1 x ChlorideRefunds cannot be issued until kit is returned to DirectLabs®. A $25 cancellation fee will also be applied.