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Kryptopyrolle Test

Measurement of urine kryptopyrroles may be indicated if your practitioner suspects you have “Pyrroluria” (the syndrome that accompanies urinary excretion of kryptopyrroles); a disorder in which haemoglobin synthesis is up- regulated as a consequence of deficiencies of these micronutrients; unusual by-products of haemoglobin intermediates subsequently appear in the urine.

It is thought that the action of hydroxyhaemopyrrolin-2-one is to bind with vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) in the circulation and to deplete its body stores as the complex is cleared from the blood by the kidney. Hydroxyhaemopyrrolin-2-one excretion is also thought to promote loss of zinc and essential fatty acids in the urine, which further exacerbates the symptoms experienced by patients and increases their requirement for these nutrients [6,7,8].

Read more about Pyroluria aka pyrole disorder by taking this Pyroluria Questionnaire or by ordering a urine test (click the button below).

Emma Nutrition Pyrole Test

Kryptopyrroles sample report

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