Neurotransmitters + Salivary Hormones

Test Details

Lab Company: Vibrant Wellness
Sample Type: Urine, Saliva
Collection Location:  At Home

The Neurotransmitters and Salivary Hormones panel combines two tests from Vibrant Wellness. The Neurotransmitters test measures the levels of neurotransmitters excreted in the urine. The Salivary Hormones test measures the levels of hormones found in saliva.     

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

Key Details 

  • Avoid bananas, pineapple, nuts, alcohol, protein powders, and protein shakes for 48 hours prior to collection. 
  • If you are a menstruating woman, you should collect your samples on specific days of your cycle.
  • Consult with your healthcare practitioner regarding eating, drinking, and taking supplements and medications prior to saliva collection. 
  • Ship samples back to the lab as soon as possible. 

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Preparation & Timing

  • Avoid bananas, pineapple, nuts, alcohol, protein powders, and protein shakes for 48 hours prior to collection. 
  • If you are a menstruating woman, collect samples on the days indicated below:
    • Regular cycles: Collect on day 19, 20, or 21 of your cycle where day 1 is the first day of your period.
    • Irregular cycles: Collect 5 days before your period begins.
    • Unpredictable cycles: Collect any day when not bleeding.
  • Consult with your healthcare practitioner regarding eating, drinking, and taking supplements and medications prior to saliva collection. 

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Collection Instructions

  • Open collection materials and have them ready the day prior to collection, as your first collection will occur immediately upon waking. 
  • You will collect samples at 5 points throughout the day. 
  • If you miss a sample collection, collect at the appropriate time the following day. 
    • Label the tube accordingly. 

Upon Waking

  1. Rinse your mouth with water.
    1. Wait 5 minutes before collecting your saliva. Collect your urine during this time. 
  2. Collect your first morning urine into the urine collection cup provided. 
    1. Collect prior to eating or drinking. 
  3. Open the blue-capped specimen tube. 
  4. Use the pipette to transfer the urine to the specimen tube from the cup. 
    1. Fill to the top of the tube label. 
  5. Recap the tube by pushing down and twisting slightly. 
  6. Write your name, date of birth, and the date and time of collection on the label and place it on the tube. 
  7. Place the blue-capped tube into the biohazard bag.
  8. Discard any remaining urine. 
  9. Rinse the collection cup and pipette using water and leave to dry.
  10. Put on disposable gloves.
  11. Open the saliva tube labeled "Morning." 
  12. Allow saliva to pool in your mouth. 
  13. Transfer your saliva into the tube.
    1. The tube must be half-way full (excluding bubbles). 
  14. Cap the tube.
  15. Label the tube with your name, date, of birth, and the date and time of collection. 
  16. Place the tube in the "Saliva Pack" bag. 
  17. Seal the bag.
  18. Remove your gloves and wash your hands. 

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2 Hours After Waking

  1. Collect your urine in the provided specimen cup. 
  2. Open the yellow-capped specimen tube. 
  3. Use the pipette to transfer the urine to the specimen tube from the cup. 
    1. Fill to the top of the tube label. 
  4. Recap the tube by pushing down and twisting slightly. 
  5. Write your name, date of birth, and the date and time of collection on the label and place it on the tube. 
  6. Place the yellow-capped tube into the biohazard bag.
  7. Discard any remaining urine. 
  8. Rinse the collection cup and pipette using water and leave to dry.

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Before Lunch 

  1. Rinse your mouth with water. 
    1. Wait for 5 minutes before collecting saliva. 
  2. Put on disposable gloves.
  3. Open the saliva tube labeled "Afternoon." 
  4. Allow saliva to pool in your mouth. 
  5. Transfer your saliva into the tube.
    1. The tube must be half-way full (excluding bubbles). 
  6. Cap the tube.
  7. Label the tube with your name, date, of birth, and the date and time of collection. 
  8. Place the tube in the "Saliva Pack" bag. 
  9. Seal the bag.
  10. Remove your gloves and wash your hands. 

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Before Dinner

  1. Rinse your mouth with water.
    1. Wait 5 minutes before collecting your saliva. Collect your urine during this time. 
  2. Collect your urine into the urine collection cup provided. 
  3. Open the green-capped specimen tube. 
  4. Use the pipette to transfer the urine to the specimen tube from the cup. 
    1. Fill to the top of the tube label. 
  5. Recap the tube by pushing down and twisting slightly. 
  6. Write your name, date of birth, and the date and time of collection on the label and place it on the tube. 
  7. Place the green-capped tube into the biohazard bag.
  8. Discard any remaining urine. 
  9. Rinse the collection cup and pipette using water and leave to dry.
  10. Put on disposable gloves.
  11. Open the saliva tube labeled "Evening." 
  12. Allow saliva to pool in your mouth. 
  13. Transfer your saliva into the tube.
    1. The tube must be half-way full (excluding bubbles). 
  14. Cap the tube.
  15. Label the tube with your name, date, of birth, and the date and time of collection. 
  16. Place the tube in the "Saliva Pack" bag. 
  17. Seal the bag.
  18. Remove your gloves and wash your hands. 

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Before Bed

  1. Rinse your mouth with water.
    1. Wait 5 minutes before collecting your saliva. Collect your urine during this time. 
  2. Collect your urine into the urine collection cup provided. 
  3. Open the red-capped specimen tube. 
  4. Use the pipette to transfer the urine to the specimen tube from the cup. 
    1. Fill to the top of the tube label. 
  5. Recap the tube by pushing down and twisting slightly. 
  6. Write your name, date of birth, and the date and time of collection on the label and place it on the tube. 
  7. Place the red-capped tube into the biohazard bag.
  8. Discard any remaining urine. 
  9. Rinse the collection cup and pipette using water and leave to dry.
  10. Put on disposable gloves.
  11. Open the saliva tube labeled "Night." 
  12. Allow saliva to pool in your mouth. 
  13. Transfer your saliva into the tube.
    1. The tube must be half-way full (excluding bubbles). 
  14. Cap the tube.
  15. Label the tube with your name, date, of birth, and the date and time of collection. 
  16. Place the tube in the "Saliva Pack" bag. 
  17. Seal the bag.
  18. Remove your gloves and wash your hands. 

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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

  • Ship samples as soon as possible after collection. 
  • Ship using the provided materials. 
    • Place all 4 urine specimen tubes into the biohazard bag.
    • Seal the biohazard bag completely. 
    • Place all 4 saliva sample tubes into the "Saliva Pack" bag. 
    • Seal the "Saliva Pack" bag completely. 
    • Place the biohazard bag and the "Saliva Pack" bag into the return bubble mailer. 
    • Place the completed test requisition form into the return bubble mailer. 
    • Seal and attach the provided return shipping label. 
  • Ship via FedEx. You can schedule a FedEx pickup by calling 1-800-463-3339.

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Results

  • Results should be released to your provider 7-14 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 Vibrant Wellness by calling 1-866-364-0963 or chatting with support