The NeuroBasic panel is a good tool for monitoring therapeutic interventions of neurotransmitter imbalances previously tested, or when symptoms indicate an imbalance. Includes inhibitory and excitatory neurotransmitters.
- Purchase on our secure website.
- Lab order is provided by us.
- You receive a collection kit for saliva, urine, or finger stick to collect at home and mail to the lab. Some tests require a blood draw at a local lab.
- You receive the results by email within 2-3 weeks
- 15 minute consultations included for US patients only with ARNP
Neurotransmitters are powerful chemicals that regulate numerous physical and emotional processes such as mental performance, emotional state, physical energy, and pain response. Imbalances in certain neurotransmitters are associated with most of the prevalent symptoms and conditions seen in practitioners offices today.
- Depressed mood
- Adrenal dysfunction
- Poor sleep
- Loss of mental focus, or cognitive fog
- ADD, ADHD
- Addiction or dependency
- Loss of appetite control
- Compulsive behavior
- Low libido
- Sexual dysfunction
When attempting to balance neurotransmitter levels by supplementing with amino acids and nutrient cofactors there are many factors that can affect how long this can take. The imbalances were likely created over an extended time of influence from stress, poor diet, lifestyle, and other factors. A natural supplementation therapy can be very effective, but can also take time.
*Neurotransmitters tested: Serotonin, GABA, Dopamine, Epinephrine, Norepinephrine, Glutamate,Glycine, Histamine,PEA
Retesting at 2 to 3 months is recommended to monitor progress and make adjustments to therapy. Some patients may require monitoring and adjustments to therapy again at 6 months.
Collect a midstream specimen of urine in the collection cup.
Use the pipette to transfer urine from the collection cup to the sample tube. Fill the tube to the “10 ml” mark, almost full. A small cotton ball is located in the sample tube to preserve the specimen. DO NOT remove this preservative…leave the preservative in the sample tube.
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.
Peel the back of the sample label and stick it on the sample tube.
Follow “SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS” to ship your sample to the Lab.
If you can’t ship the same day you collect, put the filled sample tube in a freezer and ship it the next business day.
About the Manufacturer
Labrix Laboratories state of the art salivary, urine and serum testing. Labrix is a CLIA registered laboratory.
Labrix once again is setting new standards in laboratory medicine. The Labrix neurotransmitter assays utilize HPLC Triple Quadrupole MS/MS technology which is proving to be the most accurate methodology for measuring neurotransmitters. The advantage of Labrix’ assays are higher sensitivity and reproducibility than currently available, which means greater confidence in the reported results.
Saliva Hormone Testing
Saliva testing is proving to be the most reliable medium for measuring hormone levels. Hormone levels in saliva accurately represent the amount of hormone delivered to receptors in the body, unlike serum which represents hormone levels that may or may not be delivered to receptors of the body. Clinically, it is far more relevant to test the amount of hormones delivered to the tissue receptors as this is a reflection of the active hormone levels of the body.
Urine Iodine Testing
The identification and treatment of an iodine deficiency has obvious benefits. In order to determine the daily amount of essential iodine required for whole body sufficiency, an Iodine Loading Test must be performed. This test is based on the premise that the more iodine-deficient the body is, the more ingested iodine is retained, and the less is excreted in the urine.