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Neurotransmitter Basic Panel


Item# LC100058

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Neurotransmitter Basic Panel

If these are out of balance…so are you!


Item# LC100058

Retail Price: $265.33

Your Price: $199.00 Save 25%

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  • Neurotransmitter Basic Panel
  • Item Catalog Number: LC100058

Urinary neurotransmitter (NT) levels provide an overall assessment of your body's ability to make and break down neurotransmitters and are representative of whole body levels. Whole body neurotransmitter levels correlate with symptoms and provide a valuable tool for achieving balance and wellbeing.

Sample Report

This panel contains the following 6 neurotransmitters:

Neurotransmitter

High levels in urine

Low levels in urine

Serotonin is an inhibitory neurotransmitter and contributes to feelings of happiness and well-being

May contribute to anxiety, high blood pressure, irritability, and low libido

Associated with depression, worry, obsessive thoughts, carbohydrate cravings, PMS, difficulty with pain control, sleep disturbances, and IBS

GABA functions as the brain's major inhibitory neurotransmitter

Associated with sluggish energy, feelings of sedation, and foggy thinking

Implicated in feeling stressed, overwhelmed and/or irritable, impulsivity, anxiety, ADHD, and seizure disorders

Dopamine regulates the pleasure/reward pathway, memory, and motor control

May contribute to hyperactivity, anxiety and schizophrenia. May also be related to autism, mood swings, psychosis, and attention disorders

Associated with memory issues, loss of motor control, cravings, compulsions, loss of satisfaction, and addictive behaviors

Norepinephrine (noradrenaline) Involved in a wide variety of actions including attention, focus, regulating heart rate, affecting blood flow, and suppressing inflammation

Linked to anxiety, stress, elevated blood pressure, and hyperactivity

Associated with lack of energy, focus, and motivation

Epinephrine (Adrenaline) is heavily involved in the acute stress response and helps regulate muscle contraction, heart rate, glycogen breakdown, and blood pressure

Associated with ADHD, hyperactivity, anxiety, sleep issues, and acute stress response

Leads to difficulty concentrating, fatigue, depression, insufficient cortisol production, chronic stress, poor recovery from illness, and dizziness

Glutamate functions as the brain's major excitatory neurotransmitter

Can cause excitotoxicity, a process that damages nerve cells through excessive stimulation. Associated with panic attacks, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, OCD, and depression

May result in agitation, memory loss, sleeplessness, low energy levels, and depression

Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers that play an important role in sustaining good mental and physical health since they are responsible for the highs and lows of feelings. Through their influence on the pituitary gland, they are the connection between your emotions and production of hormones such as cortisol, testosterone, and estrogen. In turn, your hormones can also influence neurotransmitter production.

When functioning properly the neurotransmitter system has natural checks and balances. However, alternations in the six neurotransmitters found in this panel play a significant role in contributing to symptoms such as cognitive disorders, depression, anxiety, diminished drive, fatigue and sleep difficulties, cravings, addictions, and pain.

Since testing for and optimizing your neurotransmitter function can have a profound influence on your overall health and well-being, ordering this panel may be the first step to feeling better and enjoying your life again!

Instructions

When your kit arrives, please read all instructions prior to your anticipated collection date. A 12-hour fast is required for this test. Do not exercise, eat, or drink alcohol/caffeine 12 hours prior to the test (you may drink water until bedtime). Morning of the collection: Do not eat or drink any liquids (except up to 8 oz. of water is okay in the morning before your collection). Avoid tobacco, exercise, and do not take any amino acid supplements until after the sample collection. Menstruating women should not collect a urine sample during their period. Samples must reach the lab within 7 days of collection. If the sample is rejected because it is too old, you may incur a kit replacement fee. Collect on a Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. Do not collect on a Thursday or Friday. Plan to ship your sample on the same day you collect. If you can't ship it on the same day, your sample must be kept in a freezer until you can ship it on the next business day.

Do not collect your first urine void of the day. Any night time urination should not be considered the first void of the morning. Collect a midstream specimen from the second urine void of the day and between 1 and 4 hours after getting out of bed for the day. Do not urinate directly in the tube. A small cotton ball containing preservative has been placed in the sample tube to maintain the specimen. Do not remove this preservative. Use the pipette to transfer urine from the collection cup to the sample tube. Fill the tube to the "10 ml" mark, almost full. Close tube tightly to ensure a good seal. Gently rock the tube back and forth for 3 to 4 seconds to mix urine with the preservative. Write your name, time, and date on the sample label, on the requisition form, and on the bag. Peel the back of the sample label and stick it on the sample tube. If you can't ship the same day you collect, freeze the filled sample tube and ship it the next business day. The kit box has a prepaid shipping label on the bottom of the box.

If you have additional questions, please contact a Wellness Specialist at 800-226-2370.

Note

Results take 5-7 days from when specimen is received. This test is not available in Pennsylvania and New York. The results for this test can only be received via mail, e-mail, or fax.

The laboratory services are for informational purposes only. It is not the intention of National Diagnostics, Inc and Life Extension to provide specific medical advice but rather to provide users with information to better understand their health. Specific medical advice including diagnosis and treatment will not be provided. Always seek the advice of a trained health professional for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Both the physician and the testing laboratory are independent contractors with whom National Diagnostics, Inc makes arrangements for your blood tests. Neither National Diagnostics, Inc or Life Extension will be liable for any acts or omissions of the physician, the testing laboratory, or their agents or employees.

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