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Melatonin Salivary Test

Discussion in 'Optimal Labs' started by Hope, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. Hope

    Hope Gold

    Can any of you tell me which lab does the salivary and melatonin levels? I can't seem to find it on the site right now....but I know someone posted about it some time ago.

  2. caroline

    caroline Moderator

    ZRT labs ...... Check out - canary club
  3. ATL_Paleo

    ATL_Paleo Gold

  4. Lyndra

    Lyndra Gold

    They also have a circadian melatonin panel - 4 samples in a day. Is it sufficient to do just one sample or is the circadian panel more useful?
  5. ATL_Paleo

    ATL_Paleo Gold

    When I ordered my salivary melatonin, I asked them that question. Depends on what you are trying to accomplish. However, she did say that one sample (ideally done @ 3am) will provide good data.

    Since I am most concerned with my melatonin status as I sleep, I ordered the single test.
  6. kathylu

    kathylu Gold

    I've been supplementing melatonin for years. I take 3 mg about 90 minutes before bed. I have resisted doing a salivary melatonin level because I think it will just reflect the fact that I supplement. Anyone have an opinion on how long I would have to stop supplementing before testing?
  7. Hope

    Hope Gold

    kathylu, I am sure that the lab could tell you, no?

    Thank you all for sharing...will check it out, too...I'd love to know what my levels are.
  8. Hope

    Hope Gold

    So ZRT no longer tests melatonin so I will look into north bay diagnostics. ATLPaleo, have you done more than one test and seen a difference over time?
  9. ATL_Paleo

    ATL_Paleo Gold

    I have only ordered one of this test .... so no comparisons to make.

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