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Can I collect a urine sample if I am on my menstrual cycle?

No, please wait until your menstrual cycle is complete before collecting urine sample to ensure it is not contaminated.

Can I take this test if pregnant?

Yes, however, please note that some recommended protocols (depending on results) may not be safe to use during pregnancy. Detoxing is not safe during pregnancy or nursing.

What should I do prior to my urine sample collection?

Prior to taking your urine sample, please note the instructions on WHEN to collect the sample as collection time is important. It is important to make sure that you drink plenty of water in the day leading up to the test. Make sure you have all of

Do I need to avoid anything prior to taking this sample?

Collect your first urination immediatly upon waking for the day. Don't eat, drink anything but water, take vitamins or supplemetns or take medications (except as advised by your health care provider) until after your first collection. Refrain from

I'm concerned that my urine sample may be too diluted. What should I do?

Urine must be yellow in color. If urine is clear the sample is too diluted. Discard diluted sample, rinse the collection cup in hot water only (no soap), air dry, then re-collect the following morning.

I'm planning to collect my urine sample for the Sleep & Stress Test tomorrow morning. What if I wake up in the middle of the night to urinate?

If you wake up to urinate during the night, please collect all urine in a mason jar or Tupperware sealed container and place in the refrigerator. You will then add all of your morning urine to that jar before pouring out the minimum 30ml into the

Should I freeze my sample after collection?

Yes, please freeze urine specimen for a minimum of 4 hours before shipping.

What day should I collect my lab samples?

Men, Children, and Non-menstruating Women: Collect your sample at any time, on a normal stress day Women: Regular Cycles: Collect on day 19, 20, or 21 of the menstrual cycle (Day 1 = first day of your period) Irregular Cycles: If you know when your

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How do I mail my sample back (US)?

Place all contents & forms back in the plastic test kit box and then place in the return packaging provided (see instructions for specific packaging). Attach the pre-paid UPS shipping label and drop off at your nearest UPS location

How do I mail my sample back (International)?

You are responsible for arranging shipping and associated costs back to the lab. Please contact your local post office to find the most appropriate way to send internationally (tracking recommended) Shipping Address: ZRT Laboratory 8605 SW Creekside