Melatonin Profile-Labrix Kit

Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you.


Fasting Required: No.

Specimen: 3 Saliva Samples

Results: 3 - 5 business days.

Tests Included: Melatonin x 3

Special Instructions: WOMEN AND MEN ON HORMONES (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, melatonin and DHEA):
• Topical Hormones (cream) DO NOT APPLY ANY TOPICAL HORMONES THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE DAY OF SALIVA COLLECTION. This will contaminate your sample and compromise your test results. Your last dose prior to saliva collection should be applied within a window of 12 – 24 hours before collecting your first saliva sample.

• Sublingual Hormones or Troches (dissolved under tongue) DO NOT USE ANY SUBLINGUAL HORMONES THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE DAY OF SALIVA COLLECTION. This will contaminate your sample and compromise your test results. Your last dose prior to saliva collection should be taken within a window of 24 – 36 hours before collecting your first saliva sample, followed by two 8 oz. glasses of water.

• Oral Hormones (pills) Should be used as prescribed on the day of collection.

• Injections, Subcutaneous Pellets and Transdermal Patches it is recommended to collect mid cycle of the dosage interval.

CORTISOL/GLUCOCORTICOID SUPPLEMENTATION: CONSULT WITH YOUR PROVIDER for instruction if you are taking a cortisol supplement for adrenal support (or any other glucocorticoid for medical reasons). Note: certain medications, including hydrocortisone creams and asthma inhalers, contain cortisol. To evaluate your natural cortisol production, it is recommended to stop using cortisol-containing products 5 days prior to sample collection. Consult with your provider prior to stopping cortisol-containing medication(s).

WOMEN WITH MENSTRUAL CYCLES: Collect saliva during one day of the mid-luteal phase (day 19-23 of a 28-day cycle)* counting the first day of your period as day 1. If your cycle is irregular, contact your provider for direction on when to collect your samples POST-MENOPAUSAL WOMEN OR WOMEN WHO HAVE HAD A HYSTERECTOMY: Collect saliva any day of the month. (If using hormones, please read and follow guidelines above)

WOMEN WITH IUD: Does not change usual testing guidelines.

MEN NOT ON HORMONES: Collect saliva on any day. (If using hormones, please read and follow guidelines above.)

Description: The Melatonin Panel provides a snapshot of the sleep/wake cycle during a one day period. This panel (also can be added on to any saliva panel) is recommended for those experiencing sleep disturbances.

Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.