FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Concerning the Melatonin Profile Test

What type of sample is needed?

     Saliva. 4 samples are required.

          The first sample should be collected 30 minutes after awakening.

          The second sample should be collected before lunch.

          The third sample should be collected before dinner.

          The fourth sample should be collected before bedtime (preferably at least one hour after dinner.) 

How long does it take to receive results once the lab receives the sample?

     3-4 weeks in most cases.

Can this test be performed internationally?


Is shipping the sample to the lab included in the cost of the kit?

     -If you reside in the US- prepaid FedEx 2Day shipping materials are included.

     -If you reside in Canada- prepaid FedEx shipping materials are included.

     -If you reside in any other country- shipping costs are your responsibility.

     Send Samples to:

     Specimen Receiving

     Doctor’s Data Inc.

     3755 Illinois Ave

     St Charles, IL 60174

     phone # 630-377-8139

Does the kit come with an insulated cooler and ice pack?

     Yes. Samples need be frozen prior to shipping to the lab inside the provided cooler with frozen ice pack.

How will the results be provided?

     Results will be emailed on a secure email platform.

Can a print-out version of the results be requested?

     No. You may print out the results once you receive them.

Will Dr. Amy personally review my results?

     Yes, results of the Melatonin Profile Test are personally reviewed and commented on by Dr. Amy.

Can I get my results back before Dr. Amy comments on them?

     No. Results are only emailed after Dr. Amy reviews and comments on them.

Do I need to stop taking supplements before collecting the saliva sample?

     No. Keep taking the supplements you are currently taking- as directed by your health care professional.

How can I find a practitioner in my area to discuss my results with?

     If you are looking for a knowledgeable professional in your area or one to work remotely with- please utilize our discussion group on ask (post your question) under the ‘Resources and Groups by Area’ topic.

Is there someone at the office I can call to go over my results with?

    No. Please utilize our discussion group on Dr. Amy or one of our moderators will help to guide you there.

Will my insurance cover this test?

     Any attempt at reimbursement for this test through your insurance company lies solely on the customer.