Announcing our latest peer-reviewed publication on urinary neurotransmitter (serotonin) testing!

Get happy... test your neurotransmitters with NeuroScience

Get happy… test your neurotransmitters with NeuroScience

It’s always exciting to be able to talk about a new publication from our team of brilliant and hard-working scientists. So I’m thrilled to tell you that our R&D team, led by Mikaela Nichkova and NeuroScience CEO & founder Gottfried Kellermann,  recently published a report titled “Evaluation of a novel ELISA for serotonin: urinary serotonin as a potential biomarker for depression“.

Here’s some key takeaways:

  • Good correlation was observed between urinary serotonin levels measured by ELISA and liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry.
  • There was a good correlation between “spot” urine collection (a urine sample collected two hours after waking) and pooled 24 hour urine.
  • Serotonin levels detected in depressed patients were significantly lower (p < 0.001) than in nondepressed subjects.
  • Urinary excretion of serotonin in depressed individuals significantly increased after treatment by selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRI) (p < 0.01).

The article appears in the December 9 issue of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry.  Happy reading!

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