DUTCH Insomnia Cortisol Add-On

Test Details

Lab Company: Precision Analytical
Sample Type: Saliva
Collection Location:  At Home

The DUTCH Insomnia Cortisol test is an add-on to the DUTCH Plus®, DUTCH CAR, and DUTCH Cycle Mapping™ Plus. It analyzes cortisol's role in a patient's sleep disturbances.

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

Key Details 

  • This test is an add-on to the DUTCH Plus®, DUTCH CAR, or DUTCH Cycle Mapping™ Plus tests.
  • You may collect this on the same day as your other samples or on a separate night.
  • Collect when you wake from a sleep disturbance (typically between 12:00 am and 4:00 am). 
  • Freeze your saliva sample until ready to ship.
  • Ship all samples within 24 hours or ASAP after completion.

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Preparation & Timing

  • You may collect this on the same day as your other samples or on a separate night.
  • Collect when you wake from a sleep disturbance (typically between 12:00 am and 4:00 am). 
  • Check the instructions for the DUTCH Plus®, DUTCH CAR, or DUTCH Cycle Mapping™ Plus tests for more preparation and timing details.

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Collection Instructions

  1. Set the saliva collection device next to your bed.
  2. Collect the sample immediately upon waking with a sleep disturbance (typically between 12:00 am and 4:00 am).
  3. Remove the tube cap.
  4. Place the cotton swab from the collection device in your mouth.
    1. Touch the swab as little as possible with your hands.
  5. Leave the swab in your mouth until fully saturated. Do not leave it in longer than 5 minutes.
    1. Lightly chewing on the swab may help stimulate saliva flow.
  6. Once the swab is saturated, place the swab back into the same tube as you found it. 
    1. Do not remove the inner tube.
    2. Do not spit into the tube.
  7. Upon waking, freeze the saliva sample until ready to ship.
  8. Complete the test tube label and test requisition form upon waking for the day.

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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

  • Place your saliva sample in the freezer until ready to ship.
  • Use the provided return envelope to ship your samples. 
    • Place your frozen Insomnia Cortisol saliva tube in the test kit box along with your other samples.
    • Place the completed requisition form and the test kit box in the provided envelope to mail.
    • Affix the prepaid label to the envelope, if applicable.
  • Ship samples within 24 hours or ASAP after completion.

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Results

  • Results should be released to your provider 7-10 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 Precision Analytical by calling 1-503-687-2050 or chatting with support