Kryptopyrrole (Pyrroles/HPL) Urine Test
Clinical Use and Diagnosis:
Pyrrole disorder is characterized by an elevated urine kryptopyrrole which results in a dramatic deficiency of zinc and vitamin B6. Pyroluria, Elevated Pyrroles, or a high Kryptopyrrole result, is frequently identified in behavior disorders, autism, aspergers, ADHD, ADD, depression, bipolar disorders, assaultive/aggressive/violent behavior, schizophrenia and other mental and emotional conditions. Pyroluria, elevated pyrroles, or a high kryptopyrrole result, can create poor tolerance of physical and emotional stress, poor anger control, emotional mood swings, depression, anxiety, poor short term memory, frequent infections, inability to tan, poor dream recall, abnormal fat distribution, sensitivity to light and sound and tactile sensitivites. These symptoms can be treated.
Our laboratory will provide you with the most accurate kryptopyrrole result available. We are the only laboratory in the U.S.A. that provides the actual kryptopyrrole result and corrected kryptopyrrole result. Our corrected kryptopyrrole result accounts for the concentration or dilution of the urine specimen. For example, if the patient has consumed a large amount of water, the level of pyrroles will be lower in the actual result. This is due to the fact that the urine specimen is diluted. We perform a validated procedure that allows us to calculate the dilution and compensate for that in our corrected results. This allows our patients to have an accurate kryptopyrrole result regardless of the concentration of the urine specimen. Also, this allows the patient to perform the specimen collection from only one urine specimen.
The Kryptopyrrole test kit is an at-home urine collection kit that contains a stabilizing agent used to stop the deterioration of HPL, otherwise known as pyrroles. The specimen must be frozen and shipped according to our directions. Specimen quality is extremely important for the kryptopyrrole test. We take every measure necessary to ensure the integrity your kryptopyrrole specimen.
Common symptoms include: Poor tolerance of physical and emotional stress, poor anger control, emotional mood swings, depression, anxiety, poor short term memory, frequent infections, inability to tan, poor dream recall, abnormal fat distribution, sensitivity to light and sound and tactile sensitivites. The decisive laboratory test is analysis of Kryptopyrorle in urine.
Treatment: Treatment of pyroluria consists of a replacement of zinc and vitamin B6. Because the treatment is metabolic rather than pharmacologic, it needs to be titrated to individual requirements. A variety of factors are taken into consideration when developing a treatment regimen. Both zinc and B6 supplementation need to be directed by a practitioner as to much can be toxic, use of wrong form ineffective, and avoiding competing minerals and supplements may be necessary.
WHAT’S INCLUDED & EXCLUDED IN YOUR TEST KIT PRICE: Your Kryptopyrrole test collection kit includes all collection materials shipped to you, Overnight return shipping back to our laboratory, running the test, reporting the results, and a receipt for services rendered that you can submit for insurance reimbursement.
KIT INCLUDES A PREPAID OVER NIGHT NEXT DAY AIR SHIPPING LABEL FOR RETURNING THE SPECIMEN TO OUR LABORATORY.