Mood & Mental Health Testing

Hormone Testing

Hormones play a vital and direct role in daily mood, well-being, mental health, happiness and also neurotransmitter levels!

Hormones we commonly test include:

Neurotransmitter Testing

There are several comprehensive Neurotransmitter testing panels available! Neurotransmitters play an integral role in our daily mental health, well-being, happiness, mood and stability. Both high and low levels of neurotransmitters may be associated with symptoms such as low mood, anxiety, poor motivation,  stress, poor sleep, fatigue, ADHD and Parkinson’s.

Neurotransmitters tested may include:

  • Serotonin – associated with feeling happy and calm, low levels may be associated with anxiety, depression and insomnia.
  • GABA –required for relaxation, calmness, lowering pain perception, sleep initiation; low levels of GABA may be associated with irritability, restlessness and insomnia.
  • Dopamine – important for focus and motivation, memory, mental and physical alertness, low levels may be associated with low mood, low motivation and apathy.
  • Noradrenalin/Norepinephrine and Adrenalin/Epinephrine – mediates the body’s “fight or flight” stress response.
  • Glutamate – required for GABA production, however, elevated levels may be neurotoxic (excitotoxic) and be associated with anxiety.

Pyrrole Testing

(also known as Pyroluria, Pyrrole Disorder, kryptopyrroles and Mauve Factor)
Elevated pyrrole levels may be associated with symptoms of anxiety, low mood, emotional outbursts, meltdowns and mood swings. There is discussion elevated pyrrole levels may also be associated with symptoms such as worry, low mood, insomnia, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and the autism spectrum. A simple urine test will confirm if you have elevated pyrrole levels, and with the correct nutritional medicine, dramatic improvements in daily well-being may be observed within the first few weeks! (Click here for more information on Pyrrole Disorder.)