USA Only. We cannot order testing in NY, and some labs will not allow ordering in NJ or RI.
USA Only. We cannot order testing in NY, and some labs will not allow ordering in NJ or RI.

Complete Neurotransmitters & Hormones Metabolites + Salivary Hormones

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Know whether your symptoms are related to hormone imbalances or neurotransmitter imbalances

Information

The Vibrant Neurotransmitters & Urinary Hormones is a test to measure 33 neurotransmitters along with urinary hormones including estrogens, androgens, progestogens, glucocorticoids, and oxidative stress. The panel is designed to give a complete picture of an individual’s levels of hormones and their metabolites in urine.

The Vibrant Salivary Hormones is a test to measure salivary hormones including salivary steroids, cortisol, and coritsone.

Description

Neurotransmitters influence and regulate a wide range of processes such as mental performance, emotions, pain response, and energy levels.

Hormones are essential chemical messengers which regulate routine processes in the body. Hormone imbalances can affect a wide range of body functions including metabolism and appetite, heart rate, sleep cycles, reproductive cycles and sexual function, general growth and development, mood and stress levles, and body temperature. This comprehensive assessment of individual hormones can help treat underlying causes of hormone imbalances and identify disease risks associated with individual hormone metabolites.

Hormones, especially adrenal hormones and sex hormones, are interconnected with neurotransmitters. An imbalance in adrenal and sex hormones could lead to neurotransmitter imbalances which could revert back to cause hormonal imbalances.

Testing a combination of hormonal and neurotransmitter panels provides a comprehensive assessment of the hormonal and neurotransmitter dysfunctions and their relationships, aiding the identification of underlying causes of symptoms.

Symptoms and risk factors

Consider the Vibrant Urine Hormones and Metabolites + Salivary Hormones panel if you experience:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Headaches
  • Hair loss
  • Poor sleep
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Low libido
  • Memory lapse
  • Sugar cravings
  • Weight gain
  • Dry, dull appereance of skin
  • Poor stamina
  • Decreased muscle mass/strength
  • Neck/back pain
  • Decreased urinary flow (men)
  • Thinning hair, eyebrows, or eyelashes
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Apathy/mood changes
  • Poor cognition
  • Brain fog
  • Fatigue
  • Chronic irritability
  • Increased facial hair/acne
  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Mood disorders: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder
  • Loss of mental focus: ADD, ADHD, brain fog
  • Adrenal dysfunction
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Aggression
  • Behavioral disorders
  • Addiction and dependency
  • Hormone abnormalities
  • Loss of appetite control
  • Weight gain/weight loss
  • Memory impairment
  • Migraines
  • Cravings
  • Low libido
  • Sexual dysfunction

Is this test right for me?

Symptoms of neurotransmitter imbalances often overlap other conditions, and can be mistaken for sex hormone imbalances. At the same time, an imbalance in adrenal and sex hormones could lead to neurotransmitter imbalances which could revert back to cause hormonal imbalances.

Vibrant’s Complete Neurotransmitters & Hormones Metabolites + Salivary Hormones panel can help you determine if hormonal imbalances or neurotransmitter imbalances are causing your symptoms.

How accurate is this test?

Vibrant’s proprietary technology provides an accurate assessment of your neurotransmitter levels, salivary hormone levels, and hormone metabolites.

How should I prepare for this test?

To prepare for the Urinary and Salivary Hormone Metabolites test, men, children and non-menstruating women may collect any day of the month. Menstruating women should collect samples according to the following schedule: Regular Cycles: Collect on day 19, 20 or 21 of the menstrual cycle. (Day 1 = first day of your period). Irregular Cycles: Collect 5 days before your period begins. Unpredictable Cycles: Collect any day when not bleeding. Other hormone therapies: Test halfway between therapies with patches, vaginal rings, pellets or injectables. Avoid using hormones vaginally up to 72-hours prior to collection. Talk to your healthcare provider about steroid use and appropriate timing. If you miss a collection timing, collect at the same time the next day and label appropriately. Fast for 2-3 hours prior to each collection to ensure accurate cortisol measurements. For Salivary Hormones only: Do not brush your teeth, eat or drink (except water) for 2-3 hours prior to collection in order to avoid contamination of the specimen and ensure accurate cortisol measurements.

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