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A 42-year-old male asked:

Are urine neurotransmitter tests accurate? seems like from published literature any positives result from placebo effect.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Non-evidence based: These are not standard tests, i've seen no literature except a speculative herbalist piece to support their use, and it doesn't make physiologic sense to believe that the infinitesimal amounts of various neurotransmitters in the brain would be reflected in crude urinary levels. I understand that results come with recommendations for rx's. Looks phony to me too.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
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U of Minnesota put a couple of their research folks to review it and found zero scientific papers and no reason to believe in it. http://www.dovepress.com/neurotransmitter-testing-of-the-urine-a-comprehensive-analysis-peer-reviewed-article-RRU-MVP
Apr 20, 2013

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