Kryptopyrroles (Pyrrole) Urine Test
The Kryptopyrroles – Prrrole Urine test (also known as Mauve Factor test) analyses the level of HPL, a neurotoxic substance found in high levels in autism, ADHD, alcoholism, schizophrenia, violent offenders and other mental health disorders. Kryptopyrroles are associated with vitamin B6 and zinc deficiencies, and treatment with these nutrients results in symptom resolution, as well as lowered levels of the urinary mauve factor.
Many of the symptoms observed in kryptopyrrole patients can be attributed to zinc, vitamin B6 and biotin deficiencies. Furthermore, many neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine and GABA require vitamin B6 and/or zinc for their production.
Common conditions associated with pyrroluria include:
- Abdominal pain
- Impotence in males
- Irregular periods
- Anxiety Morning nausea
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity
The marker assessed in the Kryptopyrrole test is: Hydroxyhemopyrrolin-2-one (HPL).