**Note: All laboratory testing requires an authorizing physician. DHA Laboratory offers a patient direct program that partners you with an authorizing physician.**
ADVANCED METABOLIC PANEL PLUS: Includes Kryptopyrrole Urinary Quantitative, Copper Serum, Zinc Plasma, Whole Blood Histamine, Ceruloplasmin, Vitamin D, TSH, CMP14, and Homocysteine. The Advanced Metabolic Panel Plus aids the practitioner in assessing levels of nutrients that are critical to brain health and in calculating free copper/oxidative stress. The Advanced Metabolic Panel Plus identifies imbalances that have been associated with Autism, Aspergers syndrome, ADD/HD, anxiety, Bipolar disorder, assaultive/aggressive/violent behavior, other mental and emotional conditions and schizophrenia. The Kryptopyrrole Urinary Quantitative is an at-home collection kit. The at-home Kryptopyrrole collection kit includes all collection materials shipped to you, overnight return shipping back to our laboratory, running the test, reporting the results, and a receipt for services rendered that you can submit for insurance reimbursement.
The Whole Blood Histamine, Copper Serum, Zinc plasma, Ceruloplasmin, Vitamin D, TSH, CMP14, and Homocysteine will require a blood draw. We will provide the patient with several patient service centers centrally located around the shipping address, instructions, and a laboratory requisition. The patient service center will handle the specimen collection to the requirements of our laboratory. These specimen collection requirements and methodologies are unique. They were modeled by the Original Pfeiffer Treatment Center, Founded by Dr. William J. Walsh. Performing specimen collections to these specifications will allow doctors and patients to have more accurate result that can be placed into personalized optimal functional ranges. We demand only the best specimen collection and transportation available. All of our orders include extensive and award winning customer service.
Pyrroles, Copper, Zinc, & Histamine – THE REPEAT OFFENDERS: “For several years I was perplexed by the repeated presence of certain biochemical imbalances in completely different mental disorders. For example, copper overload is present in most cases of hyperactivity, learning disability, post-partum depression, autism, and paranoid schizophrenia. In another example, undermethylation is often present in antisocial personality disorder, clinical depression, anorexia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and schizoaffective disorder. The primary repeat offenders are copper overload, B-6 deficiency, zinc deficiency, methyl/folate Imbalances, pyrrole disorder, and amino acid imbalances. Eventually I realized these factors had something in common and a direct role in the synthesis or functioning of a major neurotransmitter.” – Dr. William J. Walsh
Ceruloplasmin is used in the evaluation of oxidative stress. When paired with copper, it is used to calculate free copper. When paired with other blood or urine copper tests, ceruloplasmin is used to help diagnose Wilson’s disease. This is due to a decreased ability to incorporate copper into apoceruloplasmin. In turn, free copper levels in plasma and tissue are greatly increased, especially in the liver and brain.
Vitamin D-25 Hydroxy is ordered when an individual has low calcium and/or symptoms of vitamin D deficiency. This can appear as bone weakness/softness, or fractures in adults, or as rickets (bone malformation) in children.An estimated 95% of copper in the blood is bound to ceruloplasmin. As a result, only a very small amount of copper is found in the blood in an unbound or free state.
TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is the most common test used to evaluate thyroid function and symptoms related to a thyroid disorder such as hyperthyroidism, or hypothyroidism. Produced by the pituitary gland, the primary role of TSH in the body is to stabilize amounts of T4 (thyroxine) and T3 (triiodothyronine) in the blood. This process controls how much energy the body burns.
The Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP14) is used in the evaluation of organ function and checks for conditions such as diabetes, liver disease, and kidney disease. The CMP may also be ordered to monitor conditions, such as hypertension, and to monitor patients taking medications for any kidney- or liver-related side effects. If a doctor is interested in following two or more individual CMP components, they may order the entire CMP because it offers more information and can give a more thorough assessment.
Homocysteine is ordered for a variety of clinical purposes including heart conditions, and vitamin b12 or folate deficiency. Testing homocysteine can be effective in identifying abnormal levels of B12 and folate before symptoms are present. Practitioners will order this test on patients who may be malnourished or with poor nutrition. This includes the elderly, drug addicts, and alcohol addicts.
Requires a urine specimen and a blood draw.