The Comprehensive Neurotransmitter Profile is a non-invasive urinary assessment of the body's ability to secrete and metabolise neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are secreted all through the body, in neurons of both the central and peripheral nervous systems. The enzymes, cofactors and precursors in neurotransmitter metabolism are similar in the periphery and in the central nervous system so alterations in urinary neurotransmitter levels provide clinically important information and valuable insights for a range of health concerns.
Neurotransmitters and metabolites by LC-MS/MS
Creatinine by Enzymatic Colorimetric - Kinetic Jaffee
When should I use
Neurotransmitter analysis provides an overall assessment of a patient's ability to synthesize and metabolize neurotransmitters, which must occur in both the peripheral nervous system and behind the blood brain barrier (BBB). Alterations in urinary neurotransmitter status may result from a variety of conditions including metabolic disorders, mood/behavioural disorders, environmental exposures or (rarely) the presence of certain tumours. Evaluation of neurotransmitters may provide increased clarity about a patient's health and functional status.
Information gained through neurotransmitter testing may provide therapeutic opportunities that improve clinical success and patient health outcomes. Associations between urinary neurotransmitter levels and health conditions have been documented in scientific literature and may provide valuable insight as part of a comprehensive health assessment.
Consider for the following:
Mood concerns, such as depression, anxiety
Cognitive concerns such as forgetfulness, inattention, brain fog
Obsessions and cravings
Chronic illness, immune deficiency
Low libido, sexual dysfunction
Can be an add-on for HuMap (use test code DD013AO)