Neurotransmitter Test - Dopamine, Serotonin & GABA Test in Chennai
- Homovanilic (HVA)
- Vinly mandelic (VMA)
- 5-Hydroxyindolacetic (5-HIAA)
About the Neurotransmitter Profile Test in Chennai
The comprehensive neurotransmitter test in Chennai provides a scientific assessment of various neurotransmitter levels in the body. Through 9 blood and urine markers, your body's levels of GABA, Glycine, Dopamine, Serotonin, and other critical neurotransmitters can be tested for imbalances, changes, and treatment efficiencies.
The at-home neuro test makes it convenient to check for neurotransmitter levels if you are experiencing anxiety, depression, lack of concentration, and lack of quality sleep. The test is designed to help you understand why you may be experiencing these symptoms, and whether underlying neurotransmitters at the synapse are imbalanced. Your samples are tested in an NABL certified laboratory, with your report generated within 7-10 days.
What are neurotransmitters?
Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers that are leveraged by the body's nervous system to transfer information between nerve cells through synapses. Excitatory, inhibitory, and modulating chemical messengers are used to perform a range of functions and to ensure optimal output of all systems within the body.
Your quality of sleep, sense of wellbeing, levels of anxiousness, energy, and other important bodily functions can be significantly impacted by imbalances in neurotransmitter levels. There is a diffusion of neurotransmitters after the message has been delivered from one neuron to another, and reuptake for reabsorption.
Important markers included in the Neurotransmitter test
- GABA - Inhibitory - Prevents anxiety, improves mood, promotes sleep, lowers blood pressure
- Glycine - Inhibitory - Calms aggression, improves sleep, improves metabolic parameters such as blood sugar
- Glutamate - Excitatory - Regulates appetite, thinking, memory, learning, libido
- Aspartate - Excitatory - Regulates alertness, motivation, decision making
- Homovanilic (HVA) - HVA is a dopamine metabolite. Dopamine improves attention, focus, motivation, feelings of rewards and pleasure
- Vinyl mandelic (VMA) - VMA is a norepinephrine and epinephrine metabolite
- 5-Hydroxyindolacetic (5-HIAA) - 5-HIAA is a Serotonin metabolite. Serotonin elevates mood, decreases anxiety
Types of Neurotransmitter Assessment
- Catecholamine metabolism
- Metabolism of Tryptophan (Serotonin is synthesised from Tryptohan)
- Inhibitory neurotransmitters
- Excitatory neurotransmitters
Common Neurotransmitter-related causes of health issues
- Anxiety & Depression - Linked to Glutamate, Histamine, Serotonin as well as Epinephrine & Norepinephrine
- Chronic Fatigue - Linked to imbalance between excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmitters
- Impulsivity - GABA, Dopamine and Serotonin are three chemical messengers commonly linked to disorders like ADD, ADHD & OCD
- Insomnia & Sleep disorders - Imbalances in Glutamate, Histamine, Dopamine, GABA and Serotonin are often linked to sleep disturbances
Quality Testing & Analysis of Neurotransmitter Essentials Test
Quality assurance is done at 3 levels
Sample collection from home using one time sealed QR coded sterile kits and transportation to the lab including the temperature condition requirements
Sample acceptance and QC at the lab
Sample run at the NABL/CAP/ISO certified labs
Why do we need Neurotransmitter testing?
A neurotransmitter test is designed to analyse levels of essential chemical messengers through blood and urine sampling. Neurotransmitter levels in the brain are responsible for a range of functions, which is why it is important to track them over time. It is also one of the first few tests that you should perform if you are experiencing mood swings, anxiety, depression, and other symptoms that are connected with dopamine, serotonin, GABA, etc.
Additionally, when you are unable to understand the root cause of your symptoms despite taking blood tests, analyses, and vitamin/mineral profiles, a neurotransmitter test can help. It can provide a new lens through which you can review your symptoms, and verify whether your levels of dopamine, serotonin, GABA, etc. are impacting your health. You can start medication immediately to help address these imbalances steadily.
What is the difference between inhibitory and excitatory neurotransmitters?
Inhibitory neurotransmitters block the chemical message from being transferred between neurons. Examples of these would be GABA, glycine and serotonin. On the other hand, excitatory neurotransmitters enable the chemical message to be passed from neuron to neuron, with key examples being glutamate, epinephrine and norepinephrine.
There are also modulatory neurotransmitters present that modulate the effects of other neurotransmitters based on specific interactions at the synapses. A neurotransmitter profile test in Chennai can help you determine your levels of inhibitory and excitatory neurotransmitters to better understand underlying symptoms.
What is the role of serotonin in the body?
Serotonin is an inhibitory neurotransmitter, necessary for the regulation of our sense of wellbeing, sleep, vitality, energy levels, and appetite. If you have lower serotonin levels in your body, you may experience chronic pain, anxiousness, low energy, and irregular eating or sleeping patterns. A severe serotonin imbalance can lead to depression, long-term anxiety, fibromyalgia, and OCD in individuals. It is best to get a complete neuro test in Chennai to understand core imbalances.
How would I know if I have low serotonin in my body?
There are several symptoms that you can track to know if you have a serotonin imbalance in your body.
Chronic pain in muscles/joints
Problems with mood regulation
Issues with quality sleep
Low vitality and energy levels
Low-grade panic attacks
If you are experiencing one or multiple of these symptoms then a neuro test in Chennai is your best option. You can get an at-home test with results generated within 7-10 days for comprehensive analysis.
Can I test my serotonin levels with this neurotransmitter test in Chennai?
Yes, through the analysis of 5-Hydroxyindolacetic (5-HIAA) through urine testing, you can review your serotonin levels in your body. This test can be used as a serotonin test through the neurotransmitter urine test provided within the package. You can share your report with your doctor and receive instant insights on next steps if your serotonin levels are low.
What is the relationship between serotonin levels and diet?
Serotonin is produced from the essential amino acid called tryptophan, which can be acquired through diet and medication. Certain foods contain higher amounts of the amino acid and are considered to be good for the brain, such as eggs, cheese, nuts, tofu, salmon, etc. You should always consult with a specialist if your serotonin levels are low and you require medication.
What are the symptoms of low dopamine in the body?
There are a range of symptoms of low dopamine levels in the body which you can track over time. A feeling of low drive and low vitality is a critical sign of low dopamine in the body. You should get a dopamine test in Chennai immediately if you have been feeling low energy for several days in a row.
You can also experience low concentration, low focus, and problems with productivity. If you feel like you are unable to focus on tasks despite trying your best, you may have an issue with dopamine balance. The complete neuro test Chennai kit can help you understand whether you need to increase your dopamine levels.
In more serious cases, sustained low dopamine levels can lead to Parkinson's disease, depression, memory recall problems, etc. ADHD, restless leg syndrome, severe depression, and other critical diseases can arise if the problem is left untreated.
What is the cost of the Neurotransmitter test in Chennai?
The neurotransmitter test price in Chennai is INR 5500 for 9 major parameters. Through the urine and blood sampling, you can analyse the neurotransmitter chemical levels in the brain and determine the right course of action. If you are experiencing fatigue, anxiousness, depression, and other mental health issues, then the neurotransmitter test in Chennai is the right option.
The neurotransmitter Chennai test cost includes serotonin test, dopamine test, GABA blood test, and a range of important analyses. By reviewing the neurotransmitter report, you can determine the effect of potential imbalances in the neurotransmitter chemicals in the brain, by referencing your symptom types. Your report is generated within 7-10 days, through this at home blood and urine test in Chennai.
How do I contact MyDiagnostics for the Neurotransmitter test in Chennai?
If you have any questions about the neurotransmitter test in Chennai, you can reach out to us at +9108047166161. We can instantly resolve your query, whether about booking a home test, serotonin test, analysing your report, help with precautions, etc.
The neurotransmitter test is designed to test for neurotransmitter levels in the body through blood and urine markers.
Through the analysis of the 9 neurotransmitter levels, you can understand your internal levels of essential chemical messengers that are required for wellbeing, mood regulation, sleep, and sustained vitality.
For anyone experiencing symptoms of seasonal affective disorder, depression, anxiety, lack of sleep, and mood disorders.
Pregnant women, senior citizens, and professionals in high stress environments that want to track their essential neurotransmitter levels.
Those recovering from illnesses and injury to ensure complete recuperation across all levels.
Do not consume alcoholic beverages 24-48 hours before the test.
Do fast for 10-12 hours prior to testing and refrain from heavy exercises before the test.