Chlorinated Pesticides/PCB's/Volatile Solvents Combo Profile-Genova Kit

Note: This is a test kit that will be mailed to you and requires a blood draw.


Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

It is your responsibility to arrange the blood draw for your kit.

Special Instructions: Ship to lab Mon-Thurs only.
Ship specimen within 48 hours of collection.
It is not necessary to discontinue nutritional supplements prior to this test.
Vials contain Sodium Fluoride...DO NOT RINSE.

Results: 7-14 Business days
Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Description:

The Chlorinated Pesticides Profile can help identify when a patient has been exposed to certain pesticides and insecticides, and how high a body burden of chlorinated pesticides the patient is carrying. This panel looks at the most commonly found chlorinated pesticides, which have national reference ranges, that have been documented to cause adverse health problems. Levels are given both in parts per million (PPM) and as lipid-adjusted amounts so the clinician can best estimate the total body burden of these compounds.

PCBs were used as lubricants and coolants in transformers, capacitors, and electronic equipment because of a high resistance to heat. Due to the stability of PCBs, unfortunately they also do not break down in the environment and stores in animals and humans.

The Volatile Solvents Profile can help identify a patient's prolonged exposure to the most commonly found volatile solvents that have been shown to cause serious health problems.