This test measures amines that can show the ability to synthesise and metabolise neurotransmitters in the peripheral nervous system in our bodies.

Neurotransmitters are important for the normal function of our nervous system. They are part of many regulatory processes not only in the CNS, but also in the rest of our body. Neurotransmitter levels may be influenced by many factors like diet, age, kidney function, environmental exposures, infections, as well as conditions such as metabolic disorders, mood or behavioural disorders. As a result, evaluating urinary Neuro-biogenic amines may offer increased clarity about your health and functional status.

This package includes :

  • A test kit for self collection
  • Laboratory report 


Normal neurotransmitter receptor function is necessary for normal neurotransmitter activity. Lack of nutritional cofactors like certain vitamins and minerals required for normal enzyme function may decrease enzymatic activity and neurotransmitter levels.

Enzymatic defects in synthesis or metabolism may also affect the amount of neurotransmitters. For example serotonin signalling in the central nervous system (CNS) may influence mood, appetite, sleep, memory, homeostasis, and sexual behaviours. Altered levels of urinary or plasma serotonin are thought to play a vital role in many disorders including anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder and phobias.

Elevations of the organic compound phenylethylamine are associated with stress or anxiety. These and all the other neurotransmitters are connected in the regulation of the central nervous system and are usually co-dependent. 

You will be sent a test kit for self collection (urine sample)

  1. No nutritional supplements 24hrs to 48hrs prior to conducting the test
  2. Avoid the following foods for 48hrs prior to urine collection:

    Serotonin – avocados, dates, eggplants, all fruits (including bananas, cantaloupe, grapefruit, kiwi, melons, pineapple, plantains, plums), all nuts (including hickory nuts, butternuts, pecans, walnuts), tomatoes and tomato products.

    Catecholamines – caffeinated beverages, nicotine, tyrosine rich foods – nuts, bananas or cheese.
  3. Foods should be avoided for 48hrs, caffeine and nicotine for at least 12hrs prior to sample collection.