Find a Doctor

Neurotransmitters-Advanced (Test Code 4036)

Collection Method

Spot Urine

Turn Around Time

10-12 Business Days

.

The Neurotransmitter-Advanced Profile is a four point urine analyses test, assessing levels of twelve neurotransmitters which include: Serotonin, GABA, Dopamine, Noradrenaline, Adrenaline, Glutamate, ratio, PEA, Glycine, Histamine, DOPAC, HVA, VMA, and Normetanephrines.

These neurotransmitters communicate with one another in relation to their effects on mood disorders, hormones, sleep, glucose/insulin balance, pain perception, appetite, and cognitive function. The importance of effectively assessing and treating mood disorders cannot be overstated. Objectivity is a key element to the therapeutic approach to mood disorders. Currently, the standard of care dictates a trial and error pharmaceutical approach is taken with each patient based on both self and clinician assessments. However, without information yielded from objective clinical testing, selection of the most effective treatment for each particular patient with a mood disorder continues to be a challenge. While this may prove effective for some patients, the potential for harm during those interim treatment failures is a real concern for clinicians and patients alike.

The report format includes a correlation analysis section, written by the clinical department, which relates the patients’ symptoms with their corresponding lab results, as an aide to the practitioner. Targeted neurotransmitter testing can help health care practitioners achieve a diagnostic edge beyond the traditional psychological inventory by identifying specific imbalances in neurotransmitter levels. Based on neurotransmitter test results, practitioners can identify specific biochemical heterogeneities for each particular patient, and objectively monitor therapeutic responses during and after intervention.


Common Conditions:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Aggression
  • Poor concentration
  • Poor memory
  • Lack of motivation and energy
  • Mood swings
  • Hyperactivity
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Hormonal Imbalances
  • GIT issues

Test Method

High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)

Analytes

Serotonin, GABA, Dopamine, Noradrenaline, Adrenaline, Glutamate; Histamine,
Phenylethylamine (PEA), Glycine, DOPAC, HVA, VMA, 5HIAA, Normetanephrines

Notice To Patients

NutriPATH practices in the usual practitioner-referral system for pathology laboratories.Patients are highly recommended to seek the supervision and guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner for the interpretation of any lab results and associated information. NutriPATH can offer assistance in locating a suitable practitioner

Find a Practitioner

Getting started

Registering with nutripath is simple and easy. Licensed healthcare practitioners may begin the process of opening an account here.

Register →

My Portal

Healthcare practitioners can log in to their unique client portal to submit test request, order inventory materials, download patient results, and have access to other clinical support tools.

Login →

NUTRIPATH offers more tests than any other integrative medical laboratory. With more than 200 tests available, it is the anti-aging and integrative medical practitioners’ one-stop-shop with assessments that investigate endocrine, gastrointestinal, immunological, genomic, metabolic and nutritional balance.