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Methylation & Pyrrole

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Methylation & Pyrrole

In the early 1970’s the Pfeiffer Institute discovered a direct and profound role of specific nutrients in the production and recycling of our neurotransmitters and hormones. All of which of course govern our quality of life on all levels of our experience. When these specific deficiencies persist then mood swings, addiction, compulsion, attention deficit, hyperactivity and spectrum tendencies begin to emerge. Unmanaged long enough, they lead to advanced behavioural disorders, such as; schizophrenia, bipolar, suicidal ideology, autism, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, ADD, ADHD and Alzheimer’s.

Methylation and pyrrole metabolic pathways have been identified to significantly impact our fundamental biochemistry. Both genetic and acquired cellular mutations can actively disrupt the delicate nutritional balance required for our neurotransmitter and hormone synthesis and regulation. It is a rather complex biochemical cycle with particular complications for each individual but simply put … consider it a manufacturing engine in the liver that can run too slow to meet demand and can sometimes be compounded by co-enzyme (gateway) binding that will limit production … this is what is termed as ‘metabolic stress’. If any of these anomalies are present then it doesn’t matter how much meditation and deep breathing you do, it won’t go away.

Fortunately, modern nutritional technology offers us the opportunity of correcting the highly specific nutrient deficiencies that match the metabolic needs of the individual. It is enormously gratifying as a practitioner to witness the obvious and tangible transformation that quickly pursues.

Methylation (Pfeiffer) Test

The Methylation Pfeiffer Test is a unique test developed by Dr Carl Pfeiffer which tests a combination of core nutritional elements that make up a comprehensive biochemical assessment to monitor and evaluate methylation that can impact mental and physical well-being. The Pfeiffer test is done at your nearest pathology centre for collection of your blood. The test includes the following combination of nutritional analysis:

  • Plasma Zinc
  • Serum Copper
  • Ceruloplasmin
  • Whole blood Histamine
  • Homocysteine
  • Vitamin D3
  • Zn:Cu ratio

Download Pfeiffer Sample Report

Urinary Pyrrole Test

The Urinary Pyrrole Test analyses the level of HPL, a neurotoxic substance. High levels are associated with vitamin B6 and zinc deficiencies, and treatment with these nutrients results in symptom resolution, as well as lowered levels of the urinary mauve factor.

Download Urinary Pyrrole Sample Report

Test Options:

  • Methylation (Pfeiffer) Test $260
  • Urinary Pyrrole Test $125

Methylation (Pfeiffer) Blood Test Instructions

1. Make payment & fill out Testing Registration Form

Click on the ‘ORDER TEST’ button above and it will take you to the Naturopathic Testing Registration Form. Please fill out your details and make payment. 

2. Receive email from Nutripath

You will then receive an email from Nutripath with specific Test instructions.

Please avoid all supplements for one week prior.

3. Visit Pathology Centre

You will need to visit your nearest pathology centre for collection of your blood.

To find your nearest collection centre, click here.

Important – QLD customers: To avoid being charged a collection fee, please visit a QML Pathology location.

4. Book Review

Results can take approximately 2 weeks from when the lab receives your sample.

Once we’ve received your results, you will be contacted to book a 15min review via phone or zoom.

Urinary Pyrrole Test Instructions

1. Make payment & fill out Testing Registration Form

Click on the ‘ORDER TEST’ button above and it will take you to the Naturopathic Testing Registration Form. Please fill out your details and make payment. 

2. Download, print & fill out Urinary Pyrrole Test Request Form

CLICK HERE to download, print & fill out the Urinary Pyrrole Analysis Test Request Form to bring with you to the pathology centre.

CLICK HERE to read important collection instructions.

Please avoid all supplements for one week prior to doing the urinary sample & avoid menstrual cycle.

3. Visit Pathology Centre

You will need to contact your nearest pathology centre (see list below) to book in and do the urinary sample.

There is a collection & transport fee of $45 that you will need to pay over the counter.

Remember to bring your Urinary Pyrrole Test Request Form.

Queensland –
QML Pathology
4 Cyte Pathology

New South Wales –
QML – Northern NSW only
Douglas Hanly Moir
Capital Pathology
Laverty Pathology

ACT –
Capital Pathology
Laverty Pathology

Tasmania –
Hobart Pathology

South Australia –
Dorevitch Pathology
Clinipath Pathology

Western Australia –
Clinipath Pathology

Victoria –
Dorevitch Pathologies.

4. Book Review

Results can take approximately 2 weeks from when the lab receives your sample.

Once we’ve received your results, you will be contacted to book a 15min review via phone or zoom.