What We Do - DHA Laboratory

What We Do

DHA Laboratory

Our Company

DHA Laboratory is a third generation, family owned and operated laboratory performing unique biochemical and nutrient based blood, urine, and hair testing. Located in Mount Prospect Illinois, DHA was founded by Ellen Hanson in 2003 to support the treatment model of the original Pfeiffer Treatment Center. Ellen started work to validate the kryptopyrrole quantitative urine procedure in the late 1970's, and has since worked with the top clinicians worldwide to provide reliable biochemical assays. This procedure has been used in research and treatment of over 50,000 patients with conditions ranging from autism, to AD(H)D, to other behavioral and emotional conditions. Over the years we have made our mission to revolutionize health care. Working hand in hand with practitioners, we specialize in identifying the root cause of clinical symptoms with defensible data and pinpoint accuracy. We continue to support doctors, care givers, and patients in their quest for understanding how to treat and relieve symptoms with advanced nutrients. We are dedicated to successfully molding the future of our health care system, and in turn providing access to true wellbeing.


Years of Experience

Endorsed By

Mensah Medical

Gold Standard

in Kryptopyrrole testing


Tests Ran Annually

CLIA Licensed

High Complexity Laboratory

Consultation with World Renowned

Albert Mensah MD.



Family Owned And Operated

Please take a moment to read about our specialty test panels and consultation services in detail. If you are seeking key laboratory testing to evaluate and optimize the overall health of your brain and body, you have come to the right place. We are here to help.

“The Repeat Offenders” Understand the lab tests: Pyrroles, Copper, Zinc, & Histamine. William J. Walsh PhD coined the “repeat offenders” term. In his best selling book, Nutrient Power: Heal your biochemistry and heal your brain, the “repeat offenders” statement reads as follows, “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 –a direct role in the synthesis or functioning of a major neurotransmitter.”

Evaluate the most relevant bio-chemical markers: Methylation status with whole blood histamine, pyrrole analysis with a Kryptopyrrole quantitative urine, functional ratios of zinc to copper through copper serum and zinc plasma, and percentage of radical copper/unbound copper with the addition of ceruloplasmin.  Match these results with practitioner or patient consultation, and you can effectively develop individualized advanced nutrient protocols that target the root cause of various symptoms.

Understanding individualized biochemistry and how to effectively correct and optimize brain function through advanced nutrients should start with DHA Laboratory. Regardless of if you suffer from a mental or emotional condition, or if you are just optimizing biochemistry to be the best you can be, we are here to assist. Our laboratory has formulated testing and consultation services that allow patients and practitioners access to the cutting edge of health care. The internationally recognized advanced nutrient therapy model of the Walsh Research Institute, the original Pfeiffer Treatment Center, Mensah Medical, and many others is available for all practitioners and patients through our laboratory.

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Copper overload
  • Bi-Polar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Menopausal trouble
  • Aspergers
  • Learning Problems
  • Mood Swings
  • Agressiveness
  • Poor Stress Control
  • Methylation Disorders
  • Etc.

How To Order Testing

Practitioners: Sign up with a free account or login to your exsiting account here.

Patient Direct: Shop our tests here. Our website check out process is simple, easy, and secure. If you do not want to check out on line please call us at 847-222-9546 so we can process your order.


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