Sleep Balance Profile

Test Details

Lab Company: ZRT Laboratory 
Sample Type: Urine 
Collection Location:  At Home

The Sleep Balance Profile assesses the sleep/wake cycle to help diagnose hormone-related causes of sleep loss.       

🔑 Key Details 📦 Shipping
Preparation & Timing 📊 Results
🧪 Collection Instructions 📚 More Resources
💳 Requisition & Payment
💬 Questions?

Key Details 

  • Do not collect while menstruating.
  • Do not collect while sick.
  • Avoid using sleep aids for 2 days prior to collection.
  • You must avoid certain foods for 24 hours prior to collection.

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Preparation & Timing

  • Do not collect while menstruating.
  • Do not collect while sick.
  • Avoid using sleep aids for 2 days prior to collection. 
    • Example: melatonin, sleep medications, etc.
  • Avoid the following foods for 24 hours prior to and on the day of collection. 
    • Bananas
    • Pineapples
    • Avocados
    • Nuts
    • Nut butter
    • Alcohol
    • Nicotine
    • Protein powder
    • Protein shakes
  • Do not eat, drink anything but water, or take medications, supplements, or vitamins prior to collecting sample 2.

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Collection Instructions

Collection Timing

  1. SAMPLE 1: Immediately upon waking.
    1. Collect prior to eating, drinking anything but water, and taking medications, supplements, or vitamins. 
  2. SAMPLE 2: Collect your second urination of the day (about 2 hours after the first collection). 
    1. Limit fluid intake to 8 oz in the hour before collection.
    2. Collect prior to eating, drinking anything but water, and taking medications, supplements, or vitamins. 
  3. Now, you can eat and drink normally. You can now take medications, supplements, and vitamins.
  4. SAMPLE 3: Collect just before dinner.
    1. Limit fluid intake to 8 oz in the hour before collection.
  5. SAMPLE 4: Collect just before bedtime. 
    1. Limit fluid intake to 8 oz in the hour before collection.
  6. *NOTE* If you miss a collection, collect the sample at the designated time the following day.

Collection Instructions

  1. Write your name and the date and time of collection on a collection card.
  2. Open the cover on the collection card by folding it back, away from the filter paper. 
    1. Do NOT touch the filter paper.
  3. Collect your urine in a clean cup.
  4. Dip the filter paper in the urine up to the top black dash line.
    1. Make sure the paper is fully saturated.
  5. *NOTE* You can also saturate the filter paper by urinating directly onto it.
  6. Hang or tape the collection card in a secure place to dry.
    1. Do NOT let anything touch the filter paper.
  7. Let the card dry for at least 6 hours.
  8. Repeat steps 1-7 for each of the four collections.
    1. See schedule above.
  9. Once the cards are completely dry, refold them.
    1. Do not leave dry cards out of the bag for more than 24 hours. 
  10. Place the cards into the pink bag.
  11. Seal the pink bag.
  12. Place the pink bag and the completed test requisition form back into the test kit box.
  13. Place the test kit box into the provided, prepaid envelope. 

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Requisition & Payment

  • Your kit has been prepaid. You DO NOT need to pay anything extra.
  • Instructions on how to fill out your requisition can be found HERE.
    • Since you pre-paid for your tests, you do not need to fill in the payment information on any of these forms.

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Shipping

  • To prepare your samples for shipping,
    • Place the COMPLETELY DRY, folded sample cards into the pink bag and seal.
    • Place the pink bag into the test kit box.
    • Place the completed test requisition form into the test kit box.
    • Place the test kit box into the provided, prepaid envelope.
    • Attach the provided prepaid label.
  • Make a note of the tracking number so that you can track your samples back to the lab. 

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Results

  • Results should be released to your provider 3-5 business days after samples are received at the lab. We cannot guarantee processing time. 
  • Your provider will notify you when your results are in and schedule a follow-up appointment for you to review them together. 
  • Your provider may choose to release your results to you. Rupa cannot release your results without provider authorization.

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More Resources

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Questions?

For general questions, email Rupa Health at support@rupahealth.com. For test-specific questions, contact ZRT by calling 866-600-1636 or emailing customer support at info@zrtlab.com