Urinary Kryptopyrrole Testing

Urinary Pyrrole Analysis - Overview
  • Pyroluria is a common feature of many behavioural disorders. The condition indicates an excess of pyrroles, which interrupt vitamin B6 and Zinc metabolism leading to behavioural symptoms, such as ADD, ADHD, Bipolar, aggression, depression and schizophrenia.
Urinary Pyrrole Analysis - What we test for
  • The urinary pyrrole test forms part of an array of tests used by doctors for diagnosing behavioural disorders in children and adults. The behavioural disorders include autism, ADD, ADHD, bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety. The hydroxyhemoppyrolin-2-one (OHHPL) content of the urine sample is measured using a complex colorimetric method.

  • The presence of urinary pyrroles can be established using a colorimetric biochemical screening test adapted from Carl Pfeiffer’s method. Urine is collected in two vials, one containing ascorbic acid, wrapped in aluminium foil then frozen immediately for transport. The analysis is very sensitive and results are expressed as µg/dL (micro grams of urinary pyrrole per decilitre of urine). Samples containing urinary pyrroles at a level of 0 - 10 µg/dL are considered normal or negative, samples of 10 – 15 µg/dL are considered borderline, and samples above 15 µg/dL are considered positive.

  • SAFE Analytical Laboratories is TGA licenced.
Treatment in Australia
  • In 2003 a treatment program known as the Pfeiffer Protocols was brought to Australia by Dr Bill Walsh and adopted by five pioneering medical practitioners through a training program organised by Bio-Balance Health. The success of the initial trial was so promising that in April 2005, a further eight doctors from Sydney, Adelaide and New Zealand were trained in the use of this treatment method. In 2003 SAFE Analytical Laboratories began testing for urinary pyrroles.

  • SAFE Analytical Laboratories was the first and only laboratory in Australia to conduct this test. Accreditation was achieved for clinical testing of UKp by SAFE Analytical Laboratories. In 2017 a medical accreditation under the new TGA IVD framework became necessary. SAFE Analytical Laboratories has undertaken two years of clinical trial* which has now reached fruition. SAFE Analytical Laboratories is now the only laboratory able to use validated protocols for this test.
  • * a world first

  • If you know someone who is suffering from mental illness or have a child who is displaying disruptive behavioural disorders, discuss the prospect of joining the annual Pfeiffer Outreach Clinic or consult a MINDD trained practitioner. For details, contact SAFE Analytical Laboratories.

  • In more recent years, MINDD, an organisation aimed at children’s behavioural health and Autism, conducts conferences and seminars for both medical and natural practitioners, and carers. Both AIMA and ACNEM hold seminars and conferences aimed at integrative practitioners with an interest in holistic health, behavioural health and associated topics

  • SAFE Analytical Laboratories recognises the valuable contribution of the following organizations that are at the forefront in the mental health field:
Urinary Pyrrole Analysis - How to proceed
  • Samples for a Urinary Pyrrole test must be processed via a practitioner.
    Pre-test Instructions: Here
    Collection information for patients: Here
    Collection information for practitioners: Here

    Please select your location for a list of practitioners in your area:


Dr Sharon Chant
Fresh Holistic Health
330 Mons Rd
Forest Glen, Sunshine Coast QLD 4556
Phone: 07 5445 2928

Catherine Bartholomew
My Life My Health Medical
155-157 Wickham Terrace
Spring Hill QLD 4000
07 3832 2888

Patrick Brady
314 Old Cleveland Rd Cooparoo QLD 4151
07 3421 7488

Dr David Jaa
Doctor Jaa’s Medical Health
Suite 6, Riverwalk One, 140 Robina Town Centre Drive
Phone: (07) 5562 2088
Fax: (07) 5562 2085

Dr. Shirley Mcilvenny
All patients welcome
anxiety, depression,panic attacks, bipolar, chronic fatigue, autism ADD/ADHD
Natural Vibrant Health
27 Arbour Lane Tces
ROBINA Town Centre QLD 4226
Phone: 075578 9000

Dr Greg Emerson
Treat The Cause Clinic
Carlik Place
Shops 3&4 1 Mooney St
Logan Central QLD 4114
Phone: 07 3339 7910

Dr Frank Golik
W.I.N. Health Coach Clinic
Suite 2 - North Park Business Centre
6 Barbarra Street
Stafford QLD 4053
07 3356 4717

Dr. Mike Woodbridge
Nutritional And Environmental Medicine
57/29 Florence St
Teneriffe QLD 4005 AUSTRALIA
Phone: 07 3831 5111

Dr Richard Stuckey
Adults: depression/schizophrenia/bipolar disorder/OCD
Children: ADHD/Autism/Asperger's/Behavioural Disorders
New Patients accepted Wait Time: approx 4 weeks
Border Mecial Clinic
Po Box 484
Phone: (07) 5536 4396
Fax: (07) 5536 4045

Dr Kathie O'Sullivan
"UBUNTU" Integrated Medicine
239 Stafford Road
Phone: 07 38573777
Fax: 07 3857 2796

Dr. Nik Ognyenovits
Phone: 0435 082626
Email: drnik@catalyst-healing.com

Dr Jane Chapman
The Health Hub
54 Ashmore Rd
Bundall QLD 4217
Phone: 07 5527 5316

New South Wales

Dr Nicole Avard
Invitation To Health
256 Henry Parry Road
Phone: 02 4322 0700

Dr Penny Caldicott
Adults and children.
Not autism specifically.
Invitation To Health
256 Henry Parry Drive
Phone: (02) 4322 0700

Dr John Criticos
79 Silver Street
Phone: (02) 9560 3154
Fax: (02) 9569 8027

Dr Lily Tomas
Body and mind, hearth and soul
35 Beach Street
Merimbula NSW 2548 AUSTRALIA
Phone: (02) 6495 1097

Dr Jonathan Turtle
Mosman Integrated Medicine
4 Best Ave
Mosman NSW 2088
Phone: (02) 9960 5755

Dr Yuwen Lee
Pymble Grove Health Centre
Suite 11/Level 3, 924 Pacific Highway

Dr Marilyn Dyson
Pathways for Potential
9 Warragal Rd
Turramurra NSW 2074
Phone: 02 9114 7982

Dr Cathy Morris
Does not see Autism patients
Turramurra Medical Centre
Level 1/ 4 William Street
Phone: (02) 9144 3874
Fax: 02 9440 7526

Dr Stephen Lyon
Woonona Medical Practice
380 Princes Hwy
Phone: 02 4283 3433

Dr Karl Hromek
Ocean Shores Medical Centre
Shop 5 Ocean Shores Shopping Villiage
Raja Rd Ocean Shores NSW 2483
Phone: 02 6680 3208

Dr David Richards
Iluke Medical Centre
51 Charles Street
Iluka NSW 2466
Phone: 02 6646 5082

Dr Antony Underwood
Paediatrician. Children patients only.
Pymble Grove Health Centre
Suite 11/Level3, 924 Pacific Hwy
Phone: (02) 9418 1388
Fax: (02) 9418 1418

Dr Kathleen Wilson
Riverlands Therapy
7/156 Gt. Western Highway
Phone: (02) 47394434
Fax: (02) 47395821

Dr Mark Robertson
Wholistic Medical Centre
1st Floor, 17 Randle St
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Phone: 02 9211 3811

Dr. Jane Shapiro
Invitation to Health
256 Henry Parry Drive
Wyoming NSW 2250
Phone: 02 4322 0700

Dr Annabel Stuckey
Edgecliff Medical Centre
Suite 1 - 2 New Mclean St
Edgecliff NSW 2027
Phone: (02) 9328 4922

Dr Lyn Tendek
Adults for mental health issues.
Waiting time for new patients approx 4 weeks.
Edge Wellness
8/201 New South Head Rd
Edgecliff NSW 2027
Phone: 02 9363 5050

Dr Merlene Thrift
Grace Medical Care
10 Bay Villiage Rd
Bateau Bay NSW 2061
Phone: 02 4332 6000

Emmanuel Varipatis
Your Health Manly
15-16 South Steyne
Manly NSW 2095
02 9977 7888


Dr Elizabeth Lewis
Mental Health Wait List for new patients 3 - 4 months
105 Lucan Street
Phone: (03) 54414 495

Dr Jonathon Duffy
East Raglan Clinic
366 Raglan Parade
Phone: 03 5562 9466
Fax: 03 5562 1653

Dr Lynette Hatherley
North Road Medical
409 North Road
South Caulfield VIC 3168
Phone: 03 9576 9311

Dr Joanna Hickey
Mental health only. Does not treat autism.
Wellness Medicine
41 Queens Parade
Phone: 03 9489 7955

Dr Braham Rabinov
Your Health Brighton
Suite B, Level 1, 412 Bay Street
Phone: 03 9596 0757
Fax: 03 9596 9514

Dr Denis Rebic
Wellmed Pty Ltd
Suite 2, 23-27 Wellington St
St Kilda VIC 3182
Phone: (03) 9510 7700

South Australia

Dr Sinclair Bode
Integrative Health Solutions
13 Laffers Rd
Belair SA 5052
Phone: (08) 7231 1628

Dr. Kerry Harris
Integrative Health Solutions
13 Laffers Rd
Belair SA 5052
Phone: (08) 7231 1628

ARHBAL, Fatiha
The Wellness Oasis
49 Portrush Rd Payneham SA 5070
08 8362 8444
Dr Theo Likos
Old port Rd Medical and Dental Centre
1202-1210 Old Port Rd
Royal Park, SA 5014
08 8447 0000

ARHBAL, Fatiha
The Wellness Oasis
49 Portrush Rd Payneham SA 5070
08 8362 8444


No listed Doctors at this time

Western Australia

Dr Marigold Jones
Phone: 08 9757 2766

Dr. Jocelyn Cullingford
Cambridhe Health Centre
42 McCourt St
West Leederville WA 6007
Phone: 08 6188 1099

Special Discounted Pricing
  • It is now timely to request a personalised UKp Test Form from Safe Analytical Laboratories should you wish to use our validated test moving forward.
  • To thank you for your support, it is our pleasure to provide you with the following special discounted pricing (valid until 30 June 2020):
  • Was $80.00 Special price $75.00*
  • Was $65.00 Special price $60.00* - Pensioners & concession holders
  • (Plus charges for transport of the frozen samples)

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