HPA-G Basic Profile
Updated over a week ago

Test Details

Lab Company: Sanesco & NeuroLab
​Sample Type: Urine, Saliva
​Collection Location: At Home

The HPA-G Basic Profile measures a variety of neurotransmitters and hormones to assess the health of the nervous and endocrine systems.


Key Details

  • πŸ—“οΈ Collect all of your samples (urine and saliva) on the same day.

  • ❌ You must avoid alcohol, certain medications, and certain activities before sample collection.

  • 🩸 If you are a menstruating woman, you must collect on specific days of your cycle.

  • πŸ’Š If you are taking hormones, you may need to collect your samples at specific intervals after dosing.

  • 🚚 Ship your samples via FedEx within 7 days of collection.


Preparation & Timing

  • Menstruating women should collect according to their cycle:

    • Regular 28-day cycle: Collect your samples on Day 19, 20, or 21.

      • Day 1 is the first day of your period.

    • Regular cycle longer/shorter than 28 days: Collect your samples 5-7 days after ovulation.

    • No period or irregular cycle: Take your temperature daily upon waking. Collect your samples 5-7 days after your temperature increases.

  • Continue taking the following hormones as normal.

    • Oral hormones (pills)

    • Transdermal patches

    • Injections

    • Subcutaneous pellets

48 Hours Before Sample Collection

  • Take your last dose of these hormones. DO NOT take them again until sample collection is complete.

    • Topical hormones (creams)

    • Hormone troches or lozenges (dissolved in your mouth)

    • Sublingual hormones (dissolved under your tongue)

24 Hours Before Sample Collection

  • Avoid using creatine.

12 Hours Before Sample Collection

  • Avoid alcohol.

Day of Sample Collection

  • Avoid the following activities until you have completed all sample collections.

    • Drinking alcohol

    • Exercising or engaging in heavy physical activity

    • Napping for 90 minutes or longer

    • Taking topical hormones

    • Taking hormone troches or lozenges

    • Taking sublingual hormones

  • Avoid the following activities until you have collected your urine sample.

    • Consuming caffeine

    • Drinking more than 8 oz of fluid

  • Avoid the following activities for at least 1 hour before each saliva collection.

    • Eating

    • Chewing gum

    • Smoking

    • Brushing your teeth

    • Drinking anything but water


Collection Instructions

Urine Collection

  1. You will collect your second urination of the day.

  2. Collect a midstream sample of urine in the provided collection container.

  3. Open the urine collection tube.

    1. DO NOT rinse the tube or remove the stabilizer material (the liquid drops and/or the small cotton ball).

  4. Using the plastic pipette, transfer urine into the tube.

    1. The tube should be half-full.

  5. Close the tube tightly.

  6. Dispose of the collection container, pipette, and any leftover urine.

  7. Invert the tube several times to mix the stabilizer and your urine.

  8. Place the tube in the freezer immediately.

    1. The sample should be frozen for a minimum of 4 hours before shipping.

  9. Complete your test requisition form.

  10. If you have the CARE Report add-on, you MUST complete the Wellness Form health questionnaire in your test kit.

Saliva Collection

You will collect four saliva samples throughout the day. Proper timing is important.

To collect your samples,

  1. Rinse your mouth with warm water.

  2. Wait 10 minutes before starting your collection.

  3. Open the appropriate tube (see the schedule and tube colors above).

  4. Pool saliva in your mouth.

    1. If you have trouble producing saliva, try

      1. Yawning

      2. Thinking of your favorite food

      3. Smelling lemons or lemon juice

  5. Carefully spit saliva into the tube.

  6. Fill the tube to the fill line (not including bubbles).

    1. The liquid part of your sample should reach the fill line.

  7. Close the tube tightly.

  8. Place the tube in the freezer immediately.

    1. The sample should be frozen for a minimum of 4 hours before shipping.

  9. Complete your test requisition form.

  10. Repeat steps 1-9 for each of the four saliva collections.

  11. If you have the CARE Report add-on, you MUST complete the Wellness Form health questionnaire in your test kit.


Requisition & Payment

  • Your kit has been prepaid. You DO NOT need to pay anything extra.

  • You must complete your requisition form and send it back with your samples.

    • Since you pre-paid for your tests, you do not need to fill in the payment information on this form.


Shipping

  • Samples should be shipped within 7 days of collection.

  • To prepare your samples for shipping,

    • Place the completed test requisition form into the kit box.

    • Place the urine sample tube into the specimen bag.

      • DO NOT remove the absorbent sheet.

    • Place the four saliva sample tubes into the specimen bag.

    • Seal the specimen bag.

    • Place the specimen bag into the kit box.

      • DO NOT include any ice packs.

    • Seal the kit box.

    • Place the prepaid shipping label on the box. You can use the label to help seal the box.

  • Make a note of the tracking number so that you can track your samples back to the lab.

  • You can take your samples to the nearest FedEx location for them to be shipped back to the lab.

    • DO NOT place your samples in a FedEx drop box.


Results

  • Results should be released to your provider 7-10 business days after samples are received at the lab. Rupa Health cannot guarantee processing time.


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