Neurotransmitters, Micronutrients, and Urinary Hormones

Test Details

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

This panel consists of the Neurotransmitters, Micronutrients, and Urinary Hormones tests. The Neurotransmitter and Urinary Hormones tests are analyzed through a urine sample, while the Micronutrients test is analyzed through a blood sample collected by a licensed phlebotomist.    

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

Key Details 

  • Avoid bananas, pineapples, nuts, alcohol, protein powders, and protein shakes for up to 48 hours before collection.
  • Avoid using hormones vaginally up to 72 hours before collection.
  • If you are a menstruating woman, collect according to the schedule below.
  • Blood sample collection must be performed by a phlebotomist Monday - Friday only. 
    • Information about scheduling a blood draw can be found here
    • Find Vibrant Wellness-partnered blood draw locations here.
    • You may need to pay a separate fee for phlebotomy.
  • Freeze the provided ice pack for at least 24 hours prior to your blood draw.

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Preparation & Timing

Urine Collection

  • Avoid bananas, pineapples, nuts, alcohol, protein powders, and protein shakes for up to 48 hours before collection.
  • Avoid using hormones vaginally up to 72 hours before collection.
  • If you take hormone or steroid supplements, consult your healthcare provider regarding appropriate usage and timing of the test.
  • If you are a menstruating woman, collect according to the following schedule.
    • Regular cycles: Collect on day 19, 20, or 21 of your cycle. Day 1 = the first day of your period.
    • Irregular cycles: Collect 5 days before your period begins.
    • Unpredictable cycles: Collect any day when not bleeding.

Blood Collection

  • Blood sample collection must be performed by a phlebotomist Monday - Friday only. 
    • Information about scheduling a blood draw can be found here
    • Find Vibrant Wellness-partnered blood draw locations here.
  • Freeze the provided freezer pack for at least 24 hours prior to your blood draw. 
    • Bring the ice pack with you to your blood draw.

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Collection Instructions

Urine Collection

  1. Prior to eating or drinking, collect the first morning urine in the provided urine collection cup. 
  2. Open the blue specimen tube for First Morning collection.
  3. Use the pipette to transfer the urine from the cup to the specimen tube.
    1. Fill to the top of the tube label.
  4. Recap the specimen tube by pushing down and twisting slightly. 
  5. Write your name, date of birth, and the date and time of collection on the provided label. 
  6. Place the label on the tube.
  7. Discard any urine remaining in the collection cup.
  8. Rinse the collection cup and pipette thoroughly and dry in a well-ventilated area.
  9. Repeat steps 2-8 for the other three collections.
    1. Second morning / 2 hours after waking - yellow
    2. Evening / Before dinner - green
    3. Night / Before bed - red 
  10. Place all four specimen tubes into the biohazard bag and seal completely.
  11. Place the completed requisition form and questionnaire into the back pocket of the biohazard bag.
  12. Place the biohazard bag into the provided return bubble mailer and seal.

Blood Collection

  1. Bring the test kit, frozen freezer pack, and completed test requisition form to your blood draw appointment.
  2. The phlebotomist will collect, prepare, and ship your sample for you.

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Requisition & Payment

  • Your kit has been prepaid. You may need to pay a separate fee for phlebotomy.
  • 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

  • You can return the urine samples on your own or bring them to your blood draw appointment (check with your phlebotomist beforehand). 
    • To mail by yourself, place the four specimen tubes into the biohazard bag. 
    • Place the completed requisition form and questionnaire into the back pocket of the biohazard bag.
    • Place the biohazard bag into the provided return bubble mailer.
    • Return via FedEx as soon as possible.
  • The phlebotomist will ship your blood sample for you using the materials provided in the test kit.

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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 questions, contact Vibrant Wellness by calling 1-866-364-0963 or chatting with support