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Neopterin/Biopterin Assay(Test Code 4045)

Collection Method

Spot Urine

Turn Around Time

14 Business Days

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Neopterin and biopterin 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 (ephinepherine, norepinephrine, DOPA, serotonin), and as a cofactor in nitric oxide production.

Neopterin is a marker of inflammation and cellular immune response, allowing detection and monitoring of inflammatory processes.

Neopterin is elevated in:

  • Infections
  • Autoimmune diseases: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus, and Atopic Asthma
  • Conditions of T-cell or macrophages activation
  • Psychiatric disorders
  • Sleep-disordered breathing
  • Neurological Disease

Test Method

LC/Tandem Mass Spectroscopy, Colorimetric

Analytes

Biopterin

Neopterin

Creatinine

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