On the day of collection, avoid caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine.
Continue to take your medications, supplements, and hormones as usual unless specifically instructed to do so by your MDLifespan Team.
If you use hormone creams, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before beginning. Creams containing hormones can contaminate the collected specimen, so be cautious not to touch the rim of the collection tube.
If you take hormones by sublingual delivery (under the tongue), ensure that at least 24 hours have passed since sublingual hormone use before collecting the specimen.