Collection Method


Kit Requirements

Pfeiffer test kit - Blood (Fasting) (DRY ICE )

Turn Around Time

5 business days Turnaround times are estimates


Sample Report


The Pfeiffer Profile is a combination of core nutritional elements that make up a comprehensive biochemical assessment to monitor and evaluate disorders such as ADD, ADHD, Autism, learning disorder, mental disorders, and general well being.
Using the combination of nutritional analytes such as:

• Plasma Zinc
• Serum Copper
• Ceruloplasmin
• Whole blood Histamine
• Homocysteine
• Vitamin D3
• Zn:Cu ratio

This unique profile offers a complete evaluation of one’s overall biochemical function that can impact a patient’s mental and physical well-being.

Zinc: is an essential mineral that adequate levels are needed for the body to function. Zinc stimulates cell division in the body and also supports your immune system, growth and manufacture of DNA. A zinc deficiency may be associated to symptoms such as depression, ADHD, ADD, learning difficulties and more.

Copper: is an essential trace mineral which works with iron to help the body form red blood cells. Copper is also essential as it assists in producing energy, forming connective tissue, and helping the central nervous system function properly. Excessive copper can lead to anxiety, mood disorders, depression and other mental health conditions.

Ceruloplasmin: is the major copper-carrying protein in the blood, and in addition plays a role in iron metabolism.

Histamine: is a Neurotransmitter produced and stored within the body. Abnormal histamine levels may directly influence brain function and behaviour such as depression, anxiety or schizophrenia.

Vitamin D: Vitamin D “the sunshine vitamin”, is necessary for maintaining good health. Low Vitamin D has been associated with a number of health concerns.

Homocysteine: is a naturally occurring amino acid produced by the body which if imbalanced can be associated to a number of health conditions that may affect our day to day lives.


  • % free Copper
  • Ceruloplasmin
  • Homocysteine
  • Plasma Zinc
  • serum Copper
  • Vitamin D3
  • whole blood Histamine
  • Zn:Cu ratio

Test Method

Automated chemistry, EIA, RIA, LCMS

Common Conditions

  • Mental and Emotional Health
    • Anxiety
  • Nutritional and Dietary Symptoms
    • Chronic Fatigue
    • Over Methylation
  • Other Health Conditions
    • Genetic Predisposition
    • Under Methylation

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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