DHA Labs is utilized to perform urine pyrrole tests. DHA is preferred by Second Opinion Physician because they adjust the results based on the urine dilution. For instance, if a sample was taken after drinking a lot of water, then the dilution factor will be calculated. Specific gravity is the measure used to make the adjustment.
Pyrrole test determines if an excessive amount of pyrroles are spilling into the urine. If significantly elevated, we can assume the body is deficient in vitamins B6 and zinc. Because low levels of zinc can be attributed to other conditions, plasma zinc test is also performed in a Comprehensive Biotype Panel.
The pyrrole test is an important to determine whether or not depression and other mood related disorders are caused by nutrient deficiencies. B6 and zinc are directly associated with reduced levels of serotonin and dopamine.
When you receive your pyrrole test kit in the mail, please follow handling instructions carefully to be sure the results are accurate.
Symptoms associated with pyrrole disorder include anxiety, depression, irritability, rapid cycling bipolar disorder and poor dream recall. Pyroluria is associated with erratic sleep patterns, decreased morning appetite, poor dream recall and sensitivity to light and sound. It is an inflammatory condition. Physical signs include white spots on finger nails, “fruity” breath, and poor wound healing.
A remarkably high number of persons with depression have pyrroluria. According to the research of Dr William Walsh, PhD, in the general population of depression, pyrroluria is seen as much as 10-15% of all cases. The frequency of pyroluria depression is much higher with persons suffering with alcoholism and rapid cycling bipolar disorder.
Pyrrole treatment with supplements will often improve the conditions associated with pyrrole disorder. If you would like help in determining a plan for managing elevated pyrroles, Second Opinion Physician can assist with a consultation.