Neurological Toxins Panel

Test Details

Lab Company: Vibrant Wellness
Sample Type: Whole Blood, Urine
Collection Location: At Home, In Lab (Phlebotomy Required)

This panel combines Vibrant Wellness' Tickborne Complete, Heavy Metals, Mycotoxins, and Neural Zoomer Plus tests. It analyzes a variety of toxins that affect neurological health. 

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

Key Details 

  • You must avoid certain foods for 48 hours prior to your urine collection.
  • Do not collect while menstruating
  • If you are taking immunomodulating medications, consult your healthcare practitioner regarding the timing of the blood spot test.
  • Blood sample collection must be performed by a phlebotomist any day Monday-Friday
    • More information on scheduling a blood draw can be found HERE.
    • You may need to pay an additional fee for phlebotomy.

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Preparation & Timing

  • If you are taking any of the following medications, consult your healthcare provider regarding the timing of your test. These medications may produce falsely high or low antibody results. 
    • Steroids
    • Immunosuppressive medications
    • Biologic agents
    • Any other immunomodulating medication
  • Collect your urine prior to your blood sample

Preparation for Urine Sample

  • Fasting is not required.
    • Fasting for 12 hours prior to your urine test may increase mycotoxin and heavy metal excretion. 
    • Consult with your healthcare practitioner to determine whether or not you should fast.
  • Avoid the following foods for 48 hours prior to your urine collection. 
    • Seafood
    • Seaweed/kelp
    • Dairy products
    • Brazil nuts
    • Any other food high in iodine 
    • Any other food high in selenium
  • Do not collect while menstruating. 
  • You will collect your first morning urine prior to eating or drinking.  

Preparation for Blood Sample

  • Sample collection must be performed Monday-Friday only by a phlebotomist. 
    • More information on scheduling a blood draw can be found HERE.
    • You can find a Vibrant Wellness-partnered blood draw location HERE.
  • Freeze the provided ice packs for at least 24 hours prior to your blood draw.

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Collection Instructions

Urine Collection

  1. You will collect your urine sample immediately upon waking, before eating or drinking. 
    1. If you drink water during the night, make sure you drink no more than 8 oz water in the hour prior to your collection.
  2. Collect your first morning urine in the provided urine collection cup.
  3. Open the specimen tube. 
  4. Use the pipette to transfer the urine from the cup to the specimen tube. 
  5. Fill to the top of the tube label.
    1. If you do not fill the tube to the top of the label, the lab may not have enough sample to run your tests.
  6. Recap the specimen tube by pushing down and twisting slightly.
  7. Discard the remaining urine and the urine collection cup.
  8. Write your name, date of birth, and the date and time of collection on the tube label.
  9. Place the label onto the specimen tube.
  10. Place the specimen tube into the biohazard bag and seal it completely. 

Blood Collection

  1. Bring the test kit, frozen ice packs, urine sample, and completed test requisition form to your blood draw appointment.
  2. The phlebotomist will collect, prepare, and ship your sample for you.
    1. Your test kit may come with more tubes than needed. Please have the phlebotomist check the collection instructions HERE and your test requisition form to determine the correct tubes to draw.

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Requisition & Payment

  • Your kit has been prepaid. You may need to pay an additional 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

  • Make a note of the tracking number on the return label so that you can track your samples back to the lab.
  • The phlebotomist will ship your samples back to the lab using the mailing materials included in the test kit.
  • Please be sure to bring the frozen ice packs and urine sample to your appointment to include in the shipping box.

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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