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NeuroLab® is a leading specialist in the research, analysis, and development of biomarkers associated with hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis function. Optimal HPA function is foundational to peak performance of the body’s neuroendocrine communication system.
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Specialized Laboratory Analysis

BIOMARKERS TESTED

Neurotransmiters

serotonin molecule, chemical structure

Serotonin

Inhibitory

GABA molecule

GABA

Inhibitory

epinephrine molecule

Epinephrine

Excitatory

Norepinephrine molecule

Norepinephrine

Excitatory

DOPA molecule

Dopamine

Excitatory

glutamate molecule

Glutamate

Excitatory

PEA molecule

PEA

Excitatory

Adrenal Hormones

Cortisol molecule

Cortisol | pt4

Adrenal Hormone

DHEA molecule

DHEA | pt4

Adrenal Hormone

Sex Hormones

Testosterone molecule

Testosterone

Sex Hormone

Progesterone molecule

Progesterone

Sex Hormone

Estrone Molecule

Estrone (E1)

Sex Hormone

Estradiol Molecule

Estradiol (E2)

Sex Hormone

Estriol Molecule

Estriol (E3)

Sex Hormone

COLA/CLIA Accredited

Specimen Analysis

NeuroLab employs the gold standard in urinary neurotransmitter testing. UHPLC Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry (MS) technology offers the highest level of sensitivity and specificity for neurotransmitters. This technology provides the highest and most accurate and reproducible results available to ensure practitioners have the lab numbers they need to make effective clinical decisions. 

To assure ongoing and continuous accuracy and quality control of results, NeuroLab partners with some of the world’s most respected third-party quality control and proficiency testing programs: 

  • External Quality Assurance Services® (EQAS)
  • The College of American Pathology (CAP) 
  • American Proficiency Institute 

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NeuroLab’s proprietary Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) offers convenient, real-time access to patient results 24/7. NeuroLIMS is HIPAA secure and protects the patient’s personal health information while allowing healthcare providers easy access to test results.  

As NeuroLIMS evolves, this information management system will offer practitioners a dashboard of data specific to their patient populations.

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Simple Collection Process

The simple, easy-to-use, in-home collection kit for urinary neurotransmitters and salivary hormones includes everything needed from the collection cup to a prepaid shipping label. NeuroLab’s proven collection system is an important first step in ensuring specimen integrity. 

When the patient completes the included quality-of-life survey, Sanesco’s Clinical Team combines this information with NeuroLab’s clinically relevant optimal ranges and produces for the clinician an individualized and personalized correlation analysis only available from NeuroLab – the most experienced team in the analysis of neurotransmitter testing. 

This simple collection process makes follow-up testing a breeze. Retesting is the easiest way for the clinician and patient to monitor and track progress. 

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Focused on Neuroendocrine Health

Each patient’s neuroendocrine data is analyzed using proprietary algorithms. Results are then matched by Sanesco’s Clinical Support Department with clinical insight gained from the patient’s Quality of Life survey.

Analysis requires clinically relevant optimal ranges, which are only established over time. NeuroLab has run more than 100,000 neurotransmitter/hormone panels and, as the oldest neurotransmitter testing lab in the U.S., NeuroLab’s optimal ranges offer the most clinically relevant and complete neuroendocrine picture available in the industry. 

This personalized model has made Sanesco the global leader in neuroendocrine testing, using the latest evidence-based research and clinical tools. 

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Accreditation and Certifications

COLA Inc. is a physician-directed organization whose purpose is to promote excellence in laboratory medicine and patient care through a program of voluntary education, consultation, and accreditation.

The organization is an independent, non-profit accreditor whose education-based program and standards enable clinical laboratories and staff to meet U.S. CLIA 88 and other regulatory requirements.

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GABA

GABA

Inhibitory Neurotransmitter

Overview

The brain’s main inhibitory neurotransmitter, GABA helps maintain a state of calm. It plays a key role in sleep.

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Also known as “adrenaline,” it is the major fight-or-flight hormone, providing the body with what it needs to survive stressful situations.

Overview

In the brain, norepinephrine provides the ability to focus and concentrate, plus it can support drive and the mental energy needed to take action.

Dopamine

Dopamine

Excitatory Neurotransmitter

Overview

One of the feel-good neurotransmitters – it is responsible for the elated feeling experienced as a reward to stimuli.

Overview

Glutamate is the brain’s main excitatory neurotransmitter, maintaining the alert and awake state. It also is involved in learning and memory.

PEA

PEA

Excitatory Neurotransmitter

Overview

PEA is considered the brain’s natural “upper” with mood-elevating effects

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Known as the stress hormone; it rises in response to stress. Cortisol also controls inflammation in the body.

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Considered the body’s anti-aging hormone, DHEA levels tend to fall with age.

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Testosterone is one of the main “male” hormones, providing a male’s sex characteristics and a man’s drive, ambition, libido, and positive outlook on life. Women have testosterone in much smaller amounts.

Overview

Progesterone is a female hormone that heavily influences pregnancy. It also serves to balance estrogens. Men also have progesterone, though in smaller quantity.

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One of three types of estrogen, E1 is mostly expressed during and after menopause.

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One of three types of estrogen, E2 is the most powerful estrogen, prominent during a woman’s cycling years.

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One of three types of estrogen, E3 is considered the safest estrogen, naturally high during pregnancy.

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NeuroLab® and Sanesco Sample Patient Report

Receive a sample report of our most comprehensive profile, the HPA-G Complete which includes seven major neurotransmitters, seven major hormones and three neuroendocrine ratios.
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