Turnaround Time: 5-7 days
Test Type: Kit Based, Salivary
This assessment is useful in men and women whose primary symptoms are related to sex hormone imbalances (elevated or depressed E2, P or T). The abbreviated adrenal profile that includes DHEA and the AM and PM cortisol levels provides a brief assessment of the level of involvement of adrenal dysfunction. Additionally, this condensed profile (like the Basic Hormone Profile) is often used for re-evaluation 2-3 months after hormone replacement has begun to monitor therapeutic values. The Short Comprehensive Profile should be ordered if the patient is suffering from:
- Sleep disturbances
- Family history of breast cancer
- Brain fog
brix; LABRIX; labrix
Wash hands and rinse mouth with water to remove food residue. After rinsing mouth, wait at least 10 minutes before collecting saliva to avoid sample dilution.
Wash face before bedtime the night before collecting saliva, and do not apply lotions or creams that night or next morning (some may contain interfering substances). Use of routine cosmetics is permitted.
Do not brush, floss teeth or have dental work done 30 minutes prior to collecting saliva. Slight bleeding from these may alter test results.
The timing of the first morning collection is critical; it must be collected thirty minutes after awakening. Begin timing upon awakening even if you remain in bed.
Avoid food one hour prior to saliva collection times. Food particles will contaminate the sample.
If testing melatonin: Please avoid all nuts, fruits, fruit juice, wine, rice and coffee on the day of collection
Use of the straws included to "funnel" saliva into each tube is optional.
Each tube should be 3/4 full - bubbles or foam are acceptable
FILL ALL FOUR TUBES regardless of how many tests are ordered.
After each collection, place the sample in the freezer immediately.
Please dispose of straws before shipping.
Freeze the samples along with the cold pack for at least 4-6 hours, or overnight if you finish the collection at night. Keep in the freezer until you are ready to ship.