Melatonin is a hormone that controls the daily circadian rhythm and is best known for its role in helping to initiate sleep. Imbalances can also include depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), behavioural changes, mood disorders, and stress among others.
END09 Melatonin Profile (Genova Diagnostics)
Specimen Type: Saliva
AVERAGE TURNAROUND TIME: 12 days
Patient Requirements: Melatonin supplementation will influence levels however can be continued if wishing to monitor therapy. Certain drugs (including SSRI’s, benzodiazepines, NSAIDs, antihypertensives, beta-blockers, sex hormones, calcium channel blockers and steroids) may influence the results. Do not discontinue any prescription medication unless under the supervision of a doctor.