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Neopterin/Biopterin Profile by Metametrix

Neopterin/Biopterin Profile by Metametrix are by-products of the redox reactions involving tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4). BH4 functions as a cofactor for the enzymes responsible for the production of monoamine neurotransmitters (epinephrine, norepinephrine, DOPA, serotonin), and as a cofactor in nitric oxide production.1,2 Low biopterin levels may reflect insufficient BH4 status.

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Restricted BH4 cofactor availability has been suggested as an etiologic factor in:

  • Neurological Disease – Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Autism, Depression, DOPA-responsive Dystonia
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Inborn-errors of metabolism: Phenylketonuria, Hyperphenylalaninemia

Neopterin is a marker of inflammation, allowing detection and monitoring of inflammatory processes. The origin of the inflammation may be the small intestine pathology that so often requires treatment in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Neopterin is elevated in:

  • Infections
  • Autoimmune diseases: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus, and Atopic Asthma
  • Malignant diseases
  • Psychiatric disorders
  • Sleep-disordered breathing
  • Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Read the Neopterin and Biopterin White Paper for more information!

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Metametrix

Metametrix Laboratories and Genova Diagnostics Have Merged! Metametrix provides metabolic, toxicant, and nutritional testing to help identify the underlying causes of chronic disease.Click to Read More
Much of the healthcare industry is focused on treating symptoms rather than investigating underlying causes. The mission of Metametrix is to improve health worldwide by providing clinical laboratory tests that identify nutritional imbalances and toxicities underlying chronic diseases. Physicians use our testing services to custom tailor nutritional therapies, detoxification programs and other lifestyle changes that can result in significant, positive impact on patient outcome. If the Metametrix test you want is not listed here please call we can get it for you. Genova Labs has nowed merged with Metametrix so you get two great labs in one! How to buy a labtest online. 1. Purchase on our secure website. 2. Lab order is provided by us. 3. You receive in the mail a collection kit to collect saliva, urine, or fingerstick at home and mail to the lab. Some tests require blood draw at a lab of your choosing. 4. You receive the results by email within 2-3 weeks. 5. Practitioner phone consultations available, some included with test. Not available in MD. Some tests not available in NY. How do I know what test I need? 1. If you are already working with a practitioner ask them for their recommendation. 2. Get recommendations from our wellness practitioners with a phone consultation. 3. Check out our Metametrix Test Selection Guide
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