Collection Method


Turn Around Time

14-17 Business Days/ Batch Schedule Turnaround times are estimates


C3a, C4a, VIP, and MSH are important biomarkers involved various physiological and pathological processes, contributing to immune responses, inflammation, and neuroendocrine regulation (1).

C3a and C4a are components of the complement system, playing crucial roles in immune responses.

Elevated levels of C3a and C4a may indicate excessive immune activation, as seen in chronic inflammation (1).

VIP (Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide) is a neuroregulatory hormone with anti-inflammatory properties. It regulates immune responses, gastrointestinal function, circadian rhythms, and inf lammatory responses, and is an important marker for those affected by mould exposure (1).

MSH (Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormone) is part of the melanocortin system and plays a role in regulating inflammation, appetite, and skin pigmentation. Dysregulation of MSH is linked to conditions like obesity, skin disorders, sleep disorders and chronic pain (1).


1. Shoemaker R. Lab Tests for Mold Illness – Secrets of Surviving Mold [Internet]. Available from:

Test Method



  • 3402: C3a, C4a, MMP9, TGFB1, VEGF (Included in this test)
  • 3417: ADH/Osmolality, C3a, C4a, Leptin, MMP-9, MSH, PAI-1, TGFb-1, VEGF, VIP (Note: Each analyte must be ordered individually. Contact us to order this test.)

Common Conditions

  • Nutritional and Dietary Symptoms
    • Chronic Inflammation
    • Obesity
  • Other Health Conditions
    • Chronic pain
    • CIRS
    • Fatigue
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Insomnia and sleep disturbances
    • Malaise
    • Mould/ mold exposure
    • Neurological disorders
    • Poor immunity
  • Gastrointestinal and Digestive Health
    • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Mental and Emotional Health
    • Mental health
  • Skin and Dermatological Health
    • Skin disorders

Notice To Patients

NutriPATH practices in the usual practitioner-referral system for pathology laboratories. Patients are highly recommended to seek the supervision and guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner for the interpretation of any lab results and associated information. NutriPATH can offer assistance in locating a suitable practitioner.

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How it works

Step 1

Order test

Your referring practitioner will place this order via their online portal.

Step 2

Collect Samples

A test kit will be dispatched to you and you can conveniently collect your sample in the comfort of your home.

Step 3

Return Samples

Return samples for analysis via the provided courier packaging.

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