DRIED URINE TESTING
Accurately measuring hormones in dried urine is another scientific first pioneered by ZRT.
Why measure in urine? Urine testing is the best way to measure adrenal and sex steroid hormone by-products and their respective metabolic pathways, providing a gauge for understanding the body’s hormone metabolism.
Urine testing is also the preferred method for testing elements like iodine and heavy metals like arsenic and cadmium. Additionally, it’s the most common method for testing neurotransmitters.
Most Convenient Collection
ZRT’s discreet dried urine collection eliminates the hassles – and embarrassment – of jug urine collection
ZRT’s dried urine method offers a discreet, at-home testing alternative and eliminates the hassles of all-day jug urine collection. Patients collect urine on a filter strip up to four times during the day. Dried strips are shelf-stable for 30 days and easy to mail back to the lab for analysis.
Unlike other labs, patients do not need to stop hormone supplementation to use ZRT’s testing because we have ranges adjusted for age, menstrual status and supplementation types. This is the ideal method for tracking the effectiveness of hormone treatments.
Adrenal Profile – A picture of adrenal hormone metabolism. 13 tests.
Estrogen Essential Profile – A baseline view of how a patient is metabolizing estrogens. 12 tests.
Estrogen Elite Profile – Estrogen, progesterone and select androgen metabolites with BPA. 20 tests.
Androgen Elite Profile – Comprehensive androgens plus select estrogen and progesterone metabolites. 17 tests.
Basic Profile – A baseline view of sex steroid hormone metabolite levels plus total cortisol. 10 tests.
Intermediate Profile – An expanded look at sex steroid hormone metabolite levels, with a broader view of cortisol metabolism plus first-morning melatonin and BPA. 30 tests.
Advanced Profile – Our broadest view of sex steroid hormone metabolite levels and cortisol metabolism with full diurnal melatonin and BPA. 44 tests. (Sample Report)
NeuroBasic Profile – GABA, Glu, DA, Epi, NE, 5-HT, PEA
NeuroIntermediate Profile – GABA, Glu, Gly, DA, Epi, NE, HIST, 5-HT, PEA
NeuroAdvanced Profile – GABA, Glu, Gly, DA, Epi, NE, HIST, 5-HT, PEA, DOPAC, HVA, 5-HIAA, NMN, VMA (Sample Report)
Diurnal Cortisol and/or Melatonin add-ons – Cx4, Melatonin (MT6s) x 4
Diurnal Norepinephrine & Epinephrine add-on – NE x 4, Epi x 4
Elements Profile – Dried Urine – I, Br, As, Se, Cd & Hg (Sample Report)
Comprehensive Elements Profile – Hg, Cd, Pb, Zn, Cu, Se & Mg (blood spot); I, Br, Se, As, Cd & Hg (dried urine) (Sample Report)
Sleep Balance Profile – Cortisol x 4, Cortisone x 4, Melatonin (MT6s) x 4 (Sample Report)