TRIAD® Profile

Test Details

Lab Company: Genova Diagnostics
Sample Type: Urine, Serum
Collection Location: At Home, In Lab (Phlebotomy Required)

The TRIAD® Profile measures various amino acids, organic acids, and IgG4 food antibodies to assess a patient's nutritional status.     

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

Key Details 

  • Blood sample collection must be performed by a phlebotomist Monday - Thursday only. 
    • Information about scheduling a blood draw can be found HERE
    • You may need to pay a separate fee for phlebotomy.
  • Complete your urine collection prior to your blood draw. 
  • Do not collect while menstruating.
  • Decrease your fluid intake the day before collecting your urine sample. 
  • You must fast overnight prior to your blood draw.

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Preparation & Timing

  • Blood sample collection must be performed by a phlebotomist Monday - Thursday only. 
    • Information about scheduling a blood draw can be found HERE
  • If you are taking immunosuppressive drugs, such as cortisone, consult your healthcare practitioner regarding the timing of this test.
  • You may continue taking your nutritional supplements. 
  • Do not collect while menstruating.
  • Complete your urine collection prior to your blood draw.
  • Decrease fluid intake the day before collecting your urine sample.
    • Drink no more than three 8 oz glasses for 24 hours prior to urine collection.
    • Do not drink more than 8 oz after 8 pm the night before urine collection. 
  • You must fast overnight (starting at 9 pm) prior to your blood draw.

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Collection Instructions

Urine Collection

  1. Write your first and last name, date of birth, gender, and the date of collection on the test requisition form and sample tubes.
    1. Use a permanent marker to write on the tubes.
  2. Empty your bladder before going to bed at night. 
    1. Do NOT collect this urine.
  3. If you wake during the night to urinate, collect this urine into a clean container. 
  4. Collect your first morning urine into a clean container. 
    1. Use the same container you used overnight. 
  5. Use the provided pipette to transfer urine into the clear cap plastic tube. 
    1. Fill to 12 mL. Do NOT overfill.
    2. Do NOT touch or dispose of the preservative in the tube. 
  6. Tightly screw the cap back on the tube. 
  7. Dispose of the remaining urine.
  8. Freeze the clear cap tube and the provided ice packets.
  9. Place the clear cap tube in the biohazard bag with one ice packet and bring it with you to the blood draw.

Blood Collection

  1. Fast overnight (starting at 9 pm) prior to your blood draw.
  2. Bring the test kit, frozen ice packets, frozen urine sample, and completed test requisition form with you to your blood draw appointment. 
  3. Your blood draw can only be done Monday - Thursday.
  4. The phlebotomist will collect, prepare, and ship your sample for you.

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Requisition & Payment

  • Your kit has been prepaid. You may need to pay a separate fee for phlebotomy.
  • Instructions on how to fill out your requisition can be found HERE (insurance pay) and HERE (cash pay).
    • 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

  • The phlebotomist will ship your sample for you using the materials provided in the test kit.
  • Samples should be shipped within 48 hours of collection, Monday - Thursday only.

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Results

  • Results should be released to your provider 7-21 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 Genova Diagnostics by calling 800-522-4762 or chatting with support