When should I take the test?

Take the Ixcela test in the morning before food or caffeinated beverages.

There are a couple of measures you can take to make sure you get the most accurate baseline for your sample:

  1. Take the test before breakfast and before consuming any caffeinated beverages.
  2. Keep to your normal routine.
  3. Do not drink excess alcohol the night before taking the test.
  4. If possible, please refrain from taking acetaminophen (Tylenol) for 72 hours prior to collecting your sample.

After taking the test, put your sample in the mail within 24 hours of collection. Be sure to log into your Ixcela account to complete your health profile (we need this information to create your personalized fitness and eating plans).