Hormone Trio Saliva

Test Details

Lab Company: Ayumetrix
Sample Type: Saliva
Collection Location: At Home

This panel provides an assessment of three hormones that play a significant role in men's overall health and wellness.           

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

Key Details 

  • If you are female, you will need to time your collection appropriately with your menstrual cycle. 
  • If you are taking hormones, you may need to time your test appropriately around your doses. 
  • DO NOT collect your sample if you are sick. 
  • You must avoid certain foods and activities on the day of sample collection.
  • You will collect ONE saliva sample. 
  • Ship your sample the day after collection.

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Preparation & Timing

  • You will collect one saliva sample.
  • If you are a male or non-menstruating female, you can collect your sample on any day.
  • If you are a menstruating female, 
    • Regular cycles: Collect your sample between days 19-21 of your cycle (where day 1 is the first day of your period).
    • Irregular cycles: Collect your sample any day you are not bleeding. 
    • Find more information on timing your test properly HERE.
  • DO NOT collect your sample if you are sick. 
  • You can continue to take most of your supplements and vitamins. Please note any supplements you take on collection day on the requisition form. 
  • If you take hormones, please see the timing information below.
  • 3 days prior to collection
    • DO NOT use any over-the-counter anti-aging creams. 
  • On the day of collection, 
    • DO NOT drink alcohol. 
    • DO NOT use any lip products (lipstick, chapstick, etc.).
    • DO NOT use hormones.
  • Within 60 minutes of sample collection, 
    • DO NOT eat a big meal. 
  • Within 30 minutes of sample collection,
    • DO NOT eat.
    • DO NOT drink anything but water.
    • DO NOT brush your teeth.
    • DO NOT exercise. 
    • DO NOT smoke or use tobacco products.

Hormone Users

Please consult with your healthcare provider prior to discontinuing any prescription medications.

  • 7-Keto-DHEA
    • Avoid taking this medication for the 3 days prior to sample collection. 
  • Topical Hormones 
    • 3 days prior to collection: 
      • Avoid applying hormones to your face or neck.
      • Avoid applying hormones to exposed parts of your body.
      • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after applying hormones.
    • 2 days prior to collection: 
      • Avoid applying hormones using your fingers
      • Avoid applying hormones to exposed parts of your body.
      • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after applying hormones.
    • DO NOT use on the day of collection. 
    • Collect your sample 12-24 hours after your last dose.
  • Sublingual Hormones or Troches 
    • Collect your sample 24-36 hours after your last dose.
    • DO NOT use on the day of collection. 
  • Oral Hormones 
    • Progesterone: Collect your sample 6-10 hours after your last dose.
    • All other hormones: Collect your sample 12-24 hours after your last dose.
  • Hormone Injections, Pellets, or Transdermal Patches 
    • Collect your sample halfway between doses. 
  • Cortisol Supplements 
    • Talk to your healthcare provider about timing if you are taking cortisol for adrenal support. 
    • Avoid cortisol-containing products for 5 days prior to sample collection. 

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Collection Instructions

  1. You will collect your sample within 30 minutes of waking for the day.  
  2. Rinse your mouth with water 5 minutes prior to sample collection.
  3. Wash your hands and dry with a clean towel.
  4. Open the kit and get only one collection tube.
  5. Close the kit immediately.
  6. Unscrew the cap on the tube.
  7. Pool saliva in your mouth.
    1. TIP: It may help to yawn or think about your favorite food. 
  8. Tilt your head forward. 
  9. Push saliva down into the tube using your tongue. 
  10. Fill the tube at least 3/4 full (excluding bubbles). 
  11. Screw the cap tightly on the tube.
  12. Write the following information on the tube.
    1. Full name
    2. Date of collection
    3. Time of collection
  13. Place the sample tube inside the ziplock bag.
  14. Close the ziplock bag tightly. 
  15. Place the ziplock bag into the freezer. 
    1. Your sample will stay in the freezer until shipped.
  16. Write the following information in section 7 of the test requisition form. 
    1. Date of collection
    2. Time of collection

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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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  • Ship your sample the day after collection (or as soon as possible).
  • To prepare your sample for shipping,
    • Remove the ziplock bag containing the saliva sample from the freezer. 
    • Place the ziplock 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 return mailer. 
    • Place the prepaid shipping label on the mailer. 
  • Make a note of the return tracking number on the label so you can track your sample back to the lab. 

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  • Results should be released to your provider 3-5 business days after your sample is 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. 

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More Resources

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For general questions, email Rupa Health at support@rupahealth.com. For test-specific questions, contact Ayumetrix by calling 800-215-8898 or chatting with support