This test panel is used to determine ones ‘Biotype’ according to the research of Dr William Walsh. The results give a comprehensive view of key factors that influence the status of one’s unique biochemistry profile. From this information, your physician may determine nutritional status and need for supplementation to address issues related to mood and behavior imbalances.
The test includes:
- Histamine, Whole Blood – recognized as a most useful indicator of ones methylation status. As opposed to DNA SNP’s which attempt to predict methylation status.
- Pyrroles, Urine – Pyrroles in the urine indicate that one’s metabolism of RBC’s has been altered, leading to an excessive loss of vitamins B6 and zinc.
- Copper, Serum – Elevated copper indicates there is an oxidative burden on the body
- Ceruloplasmin – When drawn simultaneously with copper, it is useful in determining one’s level of ‘free copper’.
- Zinc, Plasma – Zinc is involved in over 300 metabolic functions of the body. Not least of which is the production of serotonin and dopamine, the removal of copper and the production of ceruloplasmin.
- Vitamin D – Vitamin D status is positively associated with DNA methylation. DNA methylation is a mechanism used by cells to regulate gene expression. Vitamin D3 supplementation increases DNA methylation in a dose-response manner in persons with vitamin D deficiency.
- Homocysteine– Homocysteine is tested with as part of the Walsh Panel in order that therapy for undermethylation does not result in higher levels of homocysteine. It is a marker of cardiovascular inflammation so treatment with methylation supplementation may increase levels and increase risk of cardiovascular incident.
Practitioners who are trained in the Walsh Protocol, in conjunction with a health history and medications review are able better address mood and behavior by correcting particular imbalances. These imbalances influence the activity and performance of neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine by causing either an up-regulation or down-regulation of these nerve transmitters. They also reflect whether or not someone is likely experiencing oxidative stress, or epigenetic influence on the DNA’s production of protein. Depression, schizophrenia, autism, biopolar disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, anxiety and other psychiatric conditions are frequently associated with and imbalance in nutrients that may have an imbalance in one or more of these nutrients or biochemical conditions.
With your order, you will receive a urine kit for testing kryptopyrroles, which will shipped to you by DHA laboratories. Blood will be drawn at a nearby laboratory for which you will receive a requisition form showing that you’ve paid. Results will be sent to you via a secure HIPAA compliant email.