Pyroluria Test, Kryptopyrrole Test or Pyrrole Test


Often people with depression or other mental health disorders have an abnormal production of a group of chemicals called pyrroles, this condition is known as Pyroluria or Pyrrole Disorder or Kryptopyrroles. These pyrroles rob your body of vitamin B6, zinc and biotin causing them to be excreted in your urine resulting in a deficiency of these vitamins. An elevation in pyrroles may be a factor which is responsible for you or a loved one developing; epilepsy, ADD, autism, schizophrenia, hyperactivity, bi-polar disorder or depression.

Greg Newson explains Kryptopyrroles, Pyrrole Disorder and Pyroluria

What signs and symptoms of Pyroluria?

There are many signs, symptoms and emotional responses that may indicate an abnormal production of pyrroles by your body;

  • abdominal pain
  • abnormal body fat distribution
  • anxiousness
  • argumentative
  • cold hands and feet
  • constipation
  • difficulty remembering your dreams
  • dramatic
  • fatigue
  • frequent colds, fevers and chills as a child
  • frequent ear infections as a child
  • hyperactivity
  • hypersensitivity to loud noises
  • impotency in males
  • inability to think clearly
  • inability to tolerate drugs or alcohol
  • insomnia
  • lack of regular menstruation cycles in girls
  • mood swings and temper tantrums
  • morning nausea
  • much higher capability and alertness in the evening, compared to mornings
  • nervous exhaustion
  • pale skin, poor tanning, or burn easy in sun
  • poor memory
  • poor morning appetite and/or tendency to skip breakfast
  • preference for spicy or heavily flavoured foods
  • reading difficulties such as dyslexia
  • seizures
  • sensitivity to bright light
  • significant growth after the age of 16
  • unusual smelling body odour
  • unusual smelling breath

What will the Pyroluria Test tell me?


The Pyroluria Test will tell you if you have elevated pyrroles which are inhibiting vitamin B6, zinc and biotin from doing the many roles required of them for your body. With the Pyroluria Test results you will be able to recommended to make dietary, lifestyle and nutritional supplementary changes to help rectify your problem.

It makes sense to test yourself to find out whether pyrroles are a possible cause of your current or future health issues.

What is involved in the Pyroluria Test or Kryptopyrroles Test?

The Pyroluria Test is a simple non-invasive test that requires a sample of urine to be sent away to pathology for analysis. A full set of instructions and any equipment required are provided in our Pyroluria Test Kit.

How much does a Pyroluria Test cost?

With every Pyroluria Test we will analyse your results and provide a personalised treatment plan to improve your health. Your treatment plan may include suggested improvements to your lifestyle and diet as well as recommended nutritional supplements to help rectify your body’s underlying imbalances. 


Please Note: The personalised treatment plan provided with test results is not suitable for children under 3 years of age.  

Clinic Pyroluria Test Cost: $85.00 This is in addition to your consultation fee.

Online Pyroluria Test Kit: $130.00 plus postage. This includes your urine analysis, results report and a personalised treatment plan.

The online Pyroluria Test Kit prices vary to the prices listed for Clinic Pyroluria Tests due to the time it takes to analyse your results and develop your treatment plan. This would normally be included in the consultation fee that patients pay when receiving healthcare at our clinic.

How reliable are the Pyroluria Test results if the sample provided for testing is posted in the mail?

The Pyroluria Test is extremely accurate due to the fact that the urine sample you provide is frozen overnight with a preservative before being sent to the lab. Once the sample has been frozen the HPL is stabilised for up to 3 months.

What treatment do you recommend if I have already been tested for Kryptopyrroles, Pyrrole Disorder or Pyroluria?

If you have already been tested we can offer the following services to you;

1. Recommended Pyroluria Treatment Plan - Online Download

The Pyroluria treatment plan consists of downloadable files (PDF & Audio);
- A Comprehensive Guide which provides the nutritional, dietary and lifestyle advice that Naturopath Greg Newson uses with patients everyday in his clinic for the successful treatment of Pyroluria (16-18 Page PDF file).
- An Audio mp3 File by Greg Newson explaining this treatment plan and how it can help you (running time approx 10 mins).

Please select the appropriate treatment plan based on your test results (use the CHILD Treatment Plan for persons 3 to 15 years of age);  

Positive Pyroluria Treatment Plan  Borderline Pyroluria Treatment Plan 
Positive (ADULT) Treatment Plan Borderline (ADULT) Treatment Plan
Positive (CHILD) Treatment Plan Borderline (CHILD) Treatment Plan

2. Skype Consultation

If you would like a more comprehensive overview of your health a skype consultation can also be arranged.

For more information

Please refer to our Diseases and Conditions section on Pyroluria - Kryptopyrroles.

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biochemistry there is usually
a combination of nutrients
that can achieve the
same thing without
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