FAQ

What Are My Purchasing Options?

You can order a Basic or Premium kit directly on our site using a credit card, PayPal, Apple Pay or Google Pay.  Our kits are also available on Amazon and at The Pump Station retail stores.  The Standard kit is available exclusively on Amazon at this time.


What is the difference between kits?

  Basic Standard Premium
Calories
Carbohydrates
Protein
Fat
Calcium  
Iron  
Vitamin A  
Vitamin C  
Vitamin B-12  
DHA Omega-3    
ALA Omega-3    
LA Omega-6    
ARA Omega-6    
Arsenic    
Cadmium    
Lead    
Mercury    

when will i receive my test kit?

Your test kit will ship out the next business day after you place your order from our web site.  All orders are shipped via USPS Priority Mail from Santa Monica, CA and may take 1-3 days for delivery.  You will receive an email acknowledging your order and another email with a tracking number once the order has shipped.  If you place your order on Amazon, they offer a variety of shipping options depending our your distance from one of their warehouses.  Our kit is eligible for Amazon Prime delivery.


How long does it take to receive my results?

Once you've shipped your sample to us using the pre-paid shipping container, it can take 3-5 days business days to process the sample in our lab.  Premium kits may take 14-20 business days to process, as the fatty acid and toxin tests require special handling. Once we have completed testing, the results are emailed to you as a PDF immediately.


What will the results look like?

Your results are delivered as a PDF file with easy to understand, full color graphs, explanations of how the results affect your child and suggestions to help improve the quality of your milk.  


How much milk do i need to pump?

The Basic and Standard kits require filling one 1 oz (30 ml) sample tube.  The Premium kit requires filling two tubes, for a total of 2 oz (60 ml).


does it matter what time of day i pump and collect my milk?

There are only slight variances over a 24-hour period. To get the best results, we recommend collecting a small amount of milk as you pump throughout the day.


does it matter what i ate the day prior?

Diet does play a role in the quantity of nutrients present, but it can take a week or two them to appear in your milk.  


will my milk spoil in shipping?

We provide all necessary packaging to ship your milk frozen, as frozen milk is easier to process (and less likely to leak). But your sample is used only for testing and not consumption.  Even if your milk thawed, it would not affect the results.


what type of lab do you use?

Our unique and proprietary tests were researched and developed at a top academic institution with one of the most advanced laboratories in the world. Our facilities adhere to the highest standards and scientific methods for testing.  


how is my personal information protected?

We take your privacy very seriously.  All information related to your purchase (name, address, phone number) are stored separately from your lab results in different physical facilities.  We do not store any payment information.  


Can I share my results?

Yes.  Your results are delivered as a PDF file via email. You can forward this email or print the PDF to share it with your doctor or health care provider.


Do you accept international orders?

We can accommodate orders from outside the USA, but these orders require special shipping that varies by country.  Please contact us at support@lactationlab.com so that we can create a special order for you.


I have a question not listed abovE, can you help?

Of course! Please email any questions to support@lactationlab.com and we'll answer promptly.