CLIA/COLA Accredited

High Complexity

Clinical Laboratory

Testing with NeuroLab is Only Available through Licensed Healthcare Providers

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Who is NeuroLab?

NeuroLab® is a leading specialist in the technology, analysis, and research of the biomarkers associated with Hypothalmic-Pituitiary-Adrenal axis function. HPA-T function is pivotal to optimal function of the body’s neuroendocrine communication system.
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Technology and Accuracy Go Hand in Hand

Mass Spectrometry

MS (Mass Spectrometry) is an analytical technique that is used to determine masses of particles, the elemental composition of a sample or molecule, and elucidating the chemical structures of molecules. MS works by ionizing chemical compounds to generate charged molecules or molecule fragments and measuring their mass-to-charge ratios.

NeuroLab’s Mass Spectrometer is a bench-top triple quadrupole mass spectrometer, which uses an atmospheric pressure ionization (API) ion source. This equipment is extremely sensitive and produces accurate and reproducible results while providing excellent performance on a wide range of demanding application and samples types.

High Performance Liquid Chromatography

Liquid chromatography was defined in the early 1900s by the work of the Russian botanist, Mikhail S. Tswett. His pioneering studies focused on separating compounds [leaf pigments], extracted from plants using a solvent, in a column packed with particles.

Tswett filled an open glass column with particles. Two specific materials that he found useful were powdered chalk [calcium carbonate] and alumina. He poured his sample [solvent extract of homogenized plant leaves] into the column and allowed it to pass into the particle bed. This was followed by pure solvent. As the sample passed down through the column by gravity, different colored bands could be seen separating because some components were moving faster than others. He related these separated, different-colored bands to the different compounds that were originally contained in the sample. He had created an analytical separation of these compounds based on the differing strength of each compound’s chemical attraction to the particles. The compounds that were more strongly attracted to the particles slowed down, while other compounds more strongly attracted to the solvent moved faster. This process can be described as follows: the compounds contained in the sample distribute, or partition differently between the moving solvent, called the mobile phase, and the particles, called the stationary phase. This causes each compound to move at a different speed, thus creating a separation of the compounds.

Tswett coined the name chromatography [from the Greek words chroma, meaning color, and graph, meaning writing—literally, color writing] to describe his colorful experiment. [Curiously, the Russian name Tswett means color.] Today, liquid chromatography, in its various forms, has become one of the most powerful tools in analytical chemistry.

Laboratory Information Management System

Clinical labs require distinct Laboratory Information System (LIS) and Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) functionality in one cohesive system to meet the technical, integration and business needs of the emerging fields of clinical medicine

Researchers and clinicians need lab processes that are responsive to physician and patient needs, while meeting the technical complexities of a medical research lab.

Clinical labs need informatics solutions that can easily integrate with internal applications and laboratory instrumentation, as well as external partners and collaborators.

Sanesco has developed a proprietary system which securely connects with NeuroLab’s LIS system to manage the clinical data in the value chain.

Neurotransmitter & Hormone Laboratory Analysis

We test for biomarkers important to you and your patient’s therapeutic objectives.

Serotonin

Neuroinhibitory

GABA

Neuroinhibitory

4pt Cortisol

Hormone

2pt DHEA-s

Hormone

Epinephrine

Neuroexcitatory

Norepinephrine

Neuroexcitatory

Dopamine

Neuroexcitatory & Inhibitory

Glutamate

Neuroexcitatory

Patient Collection Process

Patients are given take-home collection kits during their 1st CSM™ consultation. The collection kit boxes include detailed instructions and pre-paid shipping stickers to expedite shipping after patients have collected and frozen their samples.

Neurotransmitters are measured from a single urine sample, while cortisol (X4) and DHEA (X2) are measured from four saliva samples, the first taken between 7:00 and 8:00 am and then one every five hours thereafter for the remaining three samples.

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