Melatonin Test

79,00 £

GetTested’s Melatonin Test analyzes your secretion levels of melatonin. Too low or too high levels can contribute to everything from disturbed sleep to premature aging. With millions of people around the globe suffering from sleep disorders, such as insomnia and hypersomnia, measuring your melatonin levels can help you figure out the origin of your sleeping problem.

The test is easily measured in saliva where you collect it yourself at home and then send the sample to our lab for analysis.

yesAt-home test without need for a doctor’s visit

yesClinically approved test that is analyzed by an ISO 13485 certified lab

yesComprehensive result report in English

yesFast results

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About melatonin

Melatonin is a hormone produced in the pineal gland, the epiphysis of the brain and its function is primarily to help control our circadian rhythm. The secretion of melatonin is a mechanism that makes us sleepy and the content varies during the day and is affected by light and darkness. The level increases in the dark and is at its highest at night and at its lowest during the day when the light is at its strongest. Some people have too low melatonin production which makes it difficult for them to fall asleep. If you suffer from sleep problems, there are good reasons to test your levels and if our test shows low levels, there are supplements to buy to get your levels up.

Melatonin also helps the body regulate other hormones, our blood pressure and body temperature. There are also links between low levels of melatonin and depression and premature aging.

Melatonin deficiency

Melatonin is a hormone that is created from the amino acid tryptophan and that the body itself produces in the pineal gland. When the levels of melatonin rise during the day towards the evening, it gives the body a signal that it’s time to sleep which makes you drowsy and tired. If melatonin production is disturbed, you may have difficulty sleeping. Sleep disorders can be caused by various factors such as blindness, jet lag, menopause, rising age, night work and more. To overcome the sleep problems, you can take extra melatonin in the form of supplements or medication.

The production of melatonin is affected by, among other things, artificial lighting, hard training late in the day, the cycles of the year and aging. By measuring and identifying any imbalances, you can initiate the right treatment to improve melatonin production.

Additional information

Weight 0,030 kg

Instructions

All our tests, including our saliva samples, are collected from home. Everything you need to collect the sample as well as relevant instructions will be included in your test kit.
Your sample is then sent to our lab for analysis and you will receive your answer digitally as soon as the lab has analyzed your sample.

  1. Make a purchase on the website and pay with Swish or card (Visa, AMEX or Mastercard). Easy and safe.

  2.  A test kit is sent to the address you enter when ordering. After your order, we will send home a test kit with instructions. It also comes with a stamped envelope that is mailed to us. It is recommended to send in your sample on a Monday or Tuesday.

  3. Carry out the test according to the instructions included in your test kit and on the web. Our Support can also answer all possible questions, before and after submissions and results.

  4. Send the test kit to our ISO certified lab and wait for results digitally. You will normally receive an answer within 15 working days after our lab has received your sample.

Depending on which saliva test you do, you fill different numbers of tubes with saliva, so read the instructions below carefully before you start your test:

Estrogen / Progesterone: 1 tube (Collected 1 week after ovulation, normally day 19-23 of the menstrual cycle)
Cortisol: 7 tubes (Collected over a 12-hour period from morning to evening)
Testosterone: 3 tubes
Women’s / Men’s Hormone test: 2 tubes (Women: Collected 1 week after ovulation, normally day 19-23 of the menstrual cycle)
DHEA: 2 tubes
Melatonin: 1 tube (Collected on a Sunday night when it must be sent to the lab on a Monday)

Your sample is then sent to our lab for analysis and you will receive your answer digitally as soon as the lab has analyzed your sample.

If you have brushed your teeth, allow at least 30 minutes to pass before performing the test. If you bleed from the gums, avoid taking the test. Also avoid drinking, eating, sniffing, smoking or chewing gum 30 minutes before the test.

For more detailed instructions, see here under the category “Saliva test“.

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