Sample Collection: 2 collections at both 12PM and 6AM. Detailed instructions supplied.
Fasting Required: No
Short Overview: When functioning correctly, our pineal glands release melatonin into the bloodstream at night time causing drowsiness. When not functioning correctly, sleep may be disrupted or sporadic. This can be a result of many possible factors including long term sleep disruption due to work/lifestyle. Melatonin also regulates pathways central to the immune response while abnormal melatonin secretion alters the immune function.
Why use this test? Test results will reveal if your Melatonin production is in sync with the day night cycle known as the circadian rhythm. Abnormal results may trigger further investigation and possible treatment. The results for this test are displayed in graph and chart form.
How It Works (Steps)
- Purchase test, have it delivered to your doorstep. Tracking number available upon request.
- Complete simple saliva sample collection and brief paperwork.
- Mail back to our certified lab using Express Reply-Paid parcel included.
- Samples analysed by NATA accredited laboratory.
- Receive your results by secure .PDF.
No, it is not necessary to stop taking vitamins.
We are not testing reproductive hormones so taking hormonal birth control fine.
Yes, however, if you plan on removing the IUD, at least 1 month should pass before using the TestoChecker Kit.
Generally speaking, hormone testing is fine to do when using medicines but there are exceptions. Any supplements used to mimic the effects of hormones, and any steroid based treatment will affect the results. HRT treatment will obviously affect (some) test results and it is this effect people look to measure. New medicines, or brands of old ones, become available every day, and there is no conclusive list of medicines which interfere with any kind of human sample analysis.