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MileHighRob
Monday, June 28, 2010, 12:09am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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So, I've had my secretor test kit for a while now but have yet to do the collection.  I've had visitors from out of town and a number of other things on my plate.

I want to get an accurate reading and am a bit concerned about the collection process.  I've tried on several occasions over the weekend to collect my saliva without making it too foamy.  

Does anyone have any suggestions for me to ensure more liquid and less foam?  
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Keep hydrated, make sure you keep your water intake up always, but for at least 24 hours prior to collection ...  




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It took me about 30 minutes to get mine filled to where it needed to be without the foam.  I only did a little at a time b/c my mouth would dry out and then the saliva was all foam.


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Remember, it says no coffee or anything (even toothpaste) first up...only water Don't spit too hard; creates bubbles which are not desired...
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Thanks for the tips so far!  

I'm pretty sure I'm quite hydrated... I consume between 2-3 ltrs of water daily.  I don't drink coffee and I don't use toothpaste either so I should be good on all these aspects of the process.    
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Great to hear ... then relax, which I know you are also good at, and take your time, like Possum suggested, there is no time limit to do it, as long as you get it done.  How  exciting to know another puzzle of ourselves will soon be unveiled!!!... I was when I did mine ...  




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That's actually a missing component Cristina.  Hence, all the worrying about the process.  I'm working on it (relaxation) but I am an A, after all.  
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Oh & remember probably not a good idea to do any tongue kissing before hand Hope that makes you relax??!!
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When you spit into the tube...you can also lightly tap the bottom of it on a hard surface.  It will help dissolve some of the bubbles that have formed.

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Thanks for that tip Debra.  
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You can also chew on paraffin to increase salivation.


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or watch food network!



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by the way, I ve placed my bet!!!
you re a nonnie!!!

who s in????


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Yeah I'm with you on that one Lola!!!
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Breathe through your nose and don't talk while waiting for more saliva to accumulate.  


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Quoted from Lola
by the way, I ve placed my bet!!!
you re a nonnie!!!

who s in????

I'll be shocked if I'm not, honestly.  
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You can massage the Paratoid Salivary glands in the cheeks in front of the ears, that can get things going a bit. Thinking about lemons can do it too, in certain cases....
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Oh and going through the motions of chewing, that helps too.
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Thanks for all your suggestions...  Mission accomplished!  

Once I heard the initial tips such as being hydrated, no coffee, toothpaste, etc. I knew Cristina was right about the relaxing part.  Honestly, all I needed to do was relax and collect the sample.

I filled the collection tube up rather quickly with over 5ml liquid and only a minute amount of foam at the top.

Had I not worried so much about the process I would have already gotten my results by now.    Thanks again!
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As you can tell...some of us have a seat warmed for you in the nonnie clubhouse.

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Thanks Debra.  I suspect I'll be joining you all within the next week to ten days.  
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Quoted from MileHighRob
Thanks Debra.  I suspect I'll be joining you all within the next week to ten days.  


If you checked the box to receive your results on line you can check the progress to make sure the lab received the sample and get your results quicker.


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Rob,
I know exactly what you were going through! I worried about it for days before. It took me 15 minutes to get only a little over 3 ml and there were little bubbles on top
Sure hope it takes!
I'm betting you are a nonnie and I am a secretor


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If you checked the box to receive your results on line you can check the progress to make sure the lab received the sample and get your results quicker.

I did that thanks to your suggestion a couple weeks ago - thumbs up!  

Am I remembering correcting that it took about 8 days to receive your results?

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Rob,
I know exactly what you were going through! I worried about it for days before. It took me 15 minutes to get only a little over 3 ml and there were little bubbles on top
Sure hope it takes!
I'm betting you are a nonnie and I am a secretor


It's just the worrying part that is so ridiculous.  I was collecting saliva in another container and it appeared very foamy so I was concerned about messing the test up.  Once I tried it in the actual collection tube this morning I had a good laugh at my own expense.  People have legit concerns and worries and here I am worried whether or not I'd be able to collect enough liquid saliva.  Oy vey!    
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