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Fluids IQ Saliva Body Testing

Fluids IQ Diurnal Cortisol Test Kit (Cx4)

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Fluids IQ Diurnal Cortisol Test Kit (Cx4)

The Diurnal Cortisol test measures the levels of the key stress hormone, Cortisol, over one daily (ie:Diurnal) cycle. Collection can be done at home or at work. Samples are obtained four times in a day: In the morning (about 30 minutes after waking), noon, mid afternoon, and bedtime. Saliva measurement of Cortisol is easy to do and, unlike blood, where venipuncture may result in an anticipatory rise in Cortisol, with saliva collection it does not.

About Cortisol

Cortisol can also be referred to as “the stress hormone.” Repeatedly, or continuously, high salivary Cortisol levels throughout the day may indicate excessive glucocorticoid production, and an inability to adapt to continued stress.  Levels are normally at their highest the morning and decline as the day continues. They may fluctuate high or low at any of the four measurement times due to acute or chronic stress. Sustained high or low levels are often found in individuals with an imbalance in adrenal function.
 
Testing for free cortisol hormone in saliva is a non-invasive, simple way to map out the diurnal cortisol response and a convenient way of assessing adrenal gland function. 
 

Sample Diurnal Cortisol test report (optimized for Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari)

 
 
 

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Testing doesn’t have to be complicated. At FLUIDS iQ® we have a simple, fi ve step, process for our tests - from ordering your test kit to receiving test results.

  • Step 1: Call, email or place your order we’ll send your kits.  Depending on your location, your kits will arrive within 3-5 business days.  For both the saliva hormone and Intestinal iQTM tests, each kit can be used for all the respective tests in those categories.
  • Step 2: Patient Collects Sample:  Although YOU will be collecting the sample, we encourage you to take time and ask you healthcare providor any questions you may have. This will help you and your patients prevent mistakes and avoid delays in receiving test results.  A Requisition Form Must Be Filled Out By Your Healthcare Practitioner When Sending The Samples In. The Sample Collection Checklists included in this package are an important tool for both you and your patients to ensure samples are suitable for testing by our laboratory.
  • Step 3: Shipping Sample To Labratory
    • Saliva Hormone Tests: Each FLUIDS iQ® saliva hormone test kit comes with a return, prepaid Canada Post mailer. All your patient has to do is call Canada Post or Drop Package Off At Nearest Depot  
    • Intestinal iQTM tests: Each Intestinal iQTM test kit comes with a return pre-paid envelope to be sent via Canada Post. Have your dried blood spot sample sent  using this envelope.
  • Step 4: Receiving Test Results:  We know the stress patients and health care professionals often experience when test results take weeks to arrive. Our commitment to you is for the swiftest turnaround time. Therefore, following receipt of a patient sample at our lab, we will deliver saliva hormone test results within 5-7 business days and Intestinal iQTM test results within 7-10 business days. You will receive a notice, via email, that the results are available online by logging into the secure FLUIDS iQ® website. Please note that delays can sometimes occur in delivering results. This is usually a result of improper sample collection or an incomplete request form. The Sample Collection Checklists are a helpful tool that ensure the quickest possible turnaround time for results. As previously mentioned, test results are available through the FLUIDS iQ® website. By request, we will send you test results by regular mail as well. However, in the interest of doing our part to protect the environment, we try to keep our paper consumption to a minimum. Expect a few extra days delay when requesting results by regular mail. We are pleased to off er you complimentary consultations by telephone regarding test results.* Please ensure that your patients understand that FLUIDS iQ® discusses test results with 


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Saliva Sample Collection - Frequently Asked Questions

If I forgot and ate breakfast and/or brushed my teeth before collecting my saliva, what do I do? Should I begin again?
  • Yes, start the collection procedure on another day.
I’m having a difficult time collecting enough saliva.
  • If you are having difficulty collecting saliva, here are a few recommendations.
  • Press the tip of your tongue against your teeth very gently.
  • Think about your favorite dessert or something sweet.
I forgot to rinse my mouth before I collected my saliva, what should I do?
  • A film develops in your mouth and on your tongue at night. You are asked to rinse out your mouth to remove that film before collection. But if you’ve already completed the process of saliva collection, that’s fine.
May I eat or drink before doing the ’30-60 minutes after waking’ sample?
  • No. You should only drink water before doing the ’30-60 minutes after waking’ sample. No coffee or other caffeinated drinks.
Should I collect my sample when I am sick?
  • No. If you are sick or under unusual stress, choose a different time for the saliva collection.
Can I take a shower before doing the ’30-60 minutes after waking’ sample?
  • Yes
What if I miss my collection time? How much time do I have to collect the sample?
  • If you accidentally miss your collection time, please complete the sample as soon as possible (within an hour of the specified time). Please note the time of the sample on the tube.
What if I go to bed before 9 P.M.?
  • If your bedtime is before the last saliva collection, please collect the last sample collection before you go to bed.
If I miss the ’30-60 minutes after waking’ sample, can I complete the rest of the day and collect my ’30-60 minutes after waking’ sample the next day?
  • No. It is better to get another FLUIDS iQ sample kit from your health care provider. Start over and complete all sampling on the same day. 


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