This test measures the amount of dopamine in your body. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter released by the brain whose functions are in movement, memory, pleasurable reward, behavior and cognition, attention, inhibition of prolactin production, sleep, mood and learning.
Dopamine excess and deficiency can cause several disease conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and drug addiction.
Those who have sudden symptoms such as high blood pressure (hypertension), severe headaches, sweating, flushing, rapid heart rate (palpitations) and tremors.
Patients should be relaxed in either a supine or upright position before blood is drawn. States of anxiety and stress can cause fluctuations in the catecholamine levels. Patient should avoid alcohol, coffee, tea, tobacco and strenuous exercise prior to collection. Overnight fasting is required.
Estimated Turn Around For Results:
2-10 Business Days
For an exact turnaround time for results, please contact us at Personalabs and we will contact the lab on your behalf as turnaround times vary depending on testing location or lab testing provider.