Complete Neurotransmitters + Hormone Metabolites

Test Details

Lab Company: Vibrant Wellness
Sample Type: Urine
Collection Location:  At Home

The Vibrant Complete Neurotransmitters + Hormone Metabolites is a test to measure inhibitory, excitatory and other neurotransmitters. The panel is designed to give a complete picture of an individual’s levels of neurotransmitters in urine. 

🔑 Key Details 📦 Shipping
Preparation & Timing 📊 Results
🧪 Collection Instructions 📚 More Resources
💳 Requisition & Payment
💬 Questions?

Key Details 

  • Urine must be collected 4 times during the same day (upon waking, 2 hours after waking, before dinner, and before bed).
  • Up to 48 hours before collection, avoid bananas, pineapple, nuts, alcohol, protein powders, and protein shakes.
  • If you are a menstruating woman, you must collect the samples on specific days of your cycle (see below).
  • Label each sample as you go.
  • Reuse the collection cup and pipette for each collection (rinse thoroughly and dry between collections).

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Preparation & Timing

  • Up to 48 hours before collection, avoid bananas, pineapple, nuts, alcohol, protein powders, and protein shakes.
  • If you are a menstruating woman, collect samples according to the following schedule:
    • Regular Cycles: Collect on day 19, 20, or 21 of your menstrual cycle (day 1 = first day of your period).
    • Irregular Cycles: Collect 5 days before your period begins.
    • Unpredictable Cycles: Collect on any day when not bleeding. 
  • Urine must be collected 4 times during the same day at the following times
    • Waking (1st morning)
    • 2 hours after waking (2nd morning)
    • Before dinner (evening)
    • Before bed (night)

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Collection Instructions

  1. Collect the first morning urine into the urine collection cup. Collecting the sample prior to eating or drinking is recommended. 
  2. Pull off the cap from the blue specimen tube provided for first morning urine collection. The tubes are colored for each of the four urine collections as follows:
    1. Blue - 1st morning (upon waking)
    2. Yellow - 2nd morning (2 hours after waking)
    3. Green - evening (before dinner)
    4. Red - night (before bed)
  3. Use the pipette to transfer the urine from the cup to the specimen tube. Fill approximately to the top of the tube label
  4. Recap the specimen tube tightly by pushing down and twisting slightly.
  5. Fill out the identifier label with your name, date of birth, and the date and time of collection. 
  6. Place label onto the specimen tube.
  7. Thoroughly rinse and dry the pipette and collection cup.
  8. Repeat steps 1-7 for each of the collections. 

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Requisition & Payment

  • Your kit has been prepaid. You DO NOT need to pay anything extra.
  • Instructions on how to fill out your requisition can be found here.
    • Since you pre-paid for your tests, you do not need to fill in the payment information on any of these forms.

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Shipping

  • Place all 4 specimen tubes into the biohazard bag and seal completely. 
  • Place the filled out requisition form into the back pocket of the biohazard bag.
  • Place the biohazard bag into the return bubble mailer and seal. 
  • Ship the package to the laboratory via FedEx as soon as possible. 

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Results

  • Results should be released to your provider 7-14 days after samples are received at the lab. We cannot guarantee processing time. 
  • Your provider will notify you when your results are in and schedule a follow-up appointment for you to review them together. 
  • Your provider may choose to release your results to you. Rupa cannot release your results without provider authorization.

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More Resources

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Questions?

For general questions, email Rupa Health at support@rupahealth.com. For test-specific instructions, contact Vibrant Wellness by calling 1-866-364-0963 or chatting with support