Neuro-Biogenic Amines-Doctor's Data Kit

Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you.

Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Urine

Results: 5 - 7 business days
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Testing Duration:First morning void, second morning void or 24-hour collection. If 24-hour collection is preferred please let us know so that we can ship a collection jug to you.

Special Instructions: Many alterations in physiologic, pathogenic, and environmental factors can affect neurotransmitter concentrations. For 3 days before and during the collection avoid eating avocados, eggplant, tomatoes, bananas, melons, pineapple, grapefruit, plums and nuts. For 24 hours before and during the collection avoid strenuous exercise, alcohol, coffee, tea, tobacco, and it is preferable to be off supplements and medications, including those that regulate allergy, mood, sleep, pain, and inflammation. Never discontinue prescription medications without first consulting your physician.

Description: Urinary neuro-biogenic amines provide an overall assessment of a patient's ability to synthesize and metabolize neurotransmitters, both in the periphery and, for some enzymes, behind the blood brain barrier as well. Alterations in urinary neurotransmitter status may be associated with a variety of conditions including metabolic disorders, mood/behavioral disorders, and in rare occasions the presence of certain tumors. Associations between urinary neurotransmitter levels and health conditions have been documented in scientific literature and may provide valuable insights as part of a comprehensive health assessment.