Neurotransmitters

Test Details

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

The Neurotransmitters test analyzes the status of neurotransmitters, their precursors, and their derivatives.

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

Key Details 

  • You must avoid certain foods for 48 hours before urine collection.
  • If you are a menstruating woman, collect urine according to the schedule below.
  • You will collect four urine samples over one day. 
  • Ship your samples Monday - Friday. 

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Preparation & Timing

  • Avoid the following foods for 48 hours before collection.
    • Bananas
    • Pineapples
    • Nuts
    • Alcohol
    • Protein powders
    • Protein shakes
  • 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.
  • You will collect four urine samples throughout one day. 

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Collection Instructions

  1. Prior to eating or drinking, collect your first morning urine in the provided urine collection cup. 
  2. Open the BLUE specimen tube.
  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 1-8 for the other three collections.
    1. COLLECTION 2: 2 hours after waking 
      1. YELLOW tube
    2. COLLECTION 3: Evening - before dinner 
      1. GREEN tube
    3. COLLECTION 4: Night - before bed 
      1. RED tube 
  10. Place all four specimen tubes into the biohazard bag and seal completely.

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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

  • To prepare your samples for shipping, 
    • Place all four urine samples into the provided biohazard bag. 
    • Seal the bag completely. 
    • Place the completed test requisition form into the back pocket of the biohazard bag. 
    • Place the biohazard bag into the provided return mailer. 
    • Seal the mailer completely. 
  • Ship your samples via FedEx, Monday - Friday only. 
    • DO NOT place your samples in a FedEx drop box. 
    • You can take your samples to a FedEx location or schedule a FedEx pickup by calling 1-800-463-3339.

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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