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Multi-Point Saliva Collection Method

Testing Hormones using Multi-Point Saliva Method

Option available in NSW, S.A, W.A and VIC.

Laboratory: BeFunctional Labs® [Australian Clinical Labs]

 


 

27.06.2020. Please note: There are currently two alerts regarding test time at this laboratory.

  • Progesterone can not be tested at this time.
  • Melatonin is now tested monthly, resulting in delay.

 


 

With MSM, we collect several samples over a two hour period, to get a bigger picture, at the same cost to you. It’s more work for you and the laboratory, but provides a wider view of what is often referred to as the “hormone pulse”.

Androgen hormones, i.e. Testosterone, the Estrogens, [precursors] Androstenedione, DHEAs and Progesterone, testing will now utilize several samples, collected over two hours. We call this the Multi Point Saliva Collection Method [MSM].

     

How Many Saliva Samples are Tested?

Androgens: The number of samples required for our NEW tests can vary, but is usually five. These five samples are to be collected into separate tubes over a two hour period, i.e. one sample every 30 minutes, preferably commencing in the early morning, 30 minutes after waking. All five samples are used to test your hormone levels, creating a final, more credible result.

Advantages Of MSM for Salivary Hormone Analysis

Most androgen hormones are pulsating, meaning they are produced in bursts or fluctuating patterns. With the sample collection now spread over 2 hours [MSM], the laboratory can get a 'wide view' of this pattern, providing a more valid final result for interpretation.

Do I have to use MSM, I'd rather post my samples back to the lab?

No you do not, this is an option for you. You also have access to our Contact Free Testing, which don't involve contact with another person. Contact Free Hormone Testing (CFT) does not involve Multi Point Saliva Collection, and is by measure an easy to use option.

                                                                         

Please note: Tests which include Cortisol or Melatonin, or both, have not changed. This is because these hormones already benefited from MSM.

 

 

2. 900 Collection Bases

 

To ensure the integrity of your samples, they must be delivered, within 36 hours of being collected, to a specimen collection centre.  There are 900 handy collection centres in NSW, WA, SA and VIC. That number is increasing all the time.               

 

Tests which include Cortisol and Melatonin involve various numbers of saliva collections (from 2-4) depending on the individual test. To see more go to the specific test description.

 

Overview

 

Good laboratories are continually looking for improvements based on current research. Changes to methods or protocols are not made overnight and are the result of diligent research, peer review and data analysis. This considered change has been made by Australian Clinical Labs in accordance with the overall objective of the testing laboratory.

 

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