MycoTOX Profile (Mold Exposure)-Great Plains Lab Kit

Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you.



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Fasting: No

Lab: Great Plains Lab

Specimen: Urine

Results: 6.5 weeks
Note: Result turnaround 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.

Special Instructions: Fasting for 12 hours may increase the excretion of mycotoxins from the adipose tissue. (Not required) Avoid Binders such as charcoal or bentonite clay for 72 hours. Patients taking Mycophenolate Mofetil (CellCept/Myfortic) will not get an accurate value for the marker Mycophenolic Acid (all other markers will report adequately). If you are taking this drug, please check the box on the Test Requisition Form by the test selection for MycoTOX Profile to inform laboratory personnel and help prevent sample errors.

Collect the first morning urine in the collection cup provided. Collecting sample prior to eating or drinking is preferred.

Freeze urine specimen for a minimum of 4 hours before shipping. Keep in freezer until ready to ship. Ship with frozen gel pack (included).

Send the sample Monday through Friday only.

Do not collect during menstrual cycle.

Limit liquid intake starting at 6pm the night prior to collection to avoid sample dilution. Urine must be yellow in color. If urine is clear the sample is too diluted. Discard diluted sample, rinse the collection cup in hot water only (no soap), air dry, then re-collect.

Description: Mycotoxins (toxins from mold) are some of the most prevalent toxins in the environment. Mycotoxins are metabolites produced by fungi like mold, which can infest buildings, vehicles, and foodstuffs. Most mycotoxin exposures in North America, Europe, and Australia are through airborne exposure. Food may be a major source of mycotoxins in third-world nations that lack government inspection of foods, especially the grains such as rice, corn, wheat, rye, and barley. Many grains that are harvested have been found to be contaminated with mycotoxins but little of such harvests are discarded and are frequently sold for animal feeds such as dog food or feed for cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, and horses.

Fungi can grow on almost any surface, especially if the environment is warm and wet. Inner wall materials of buildings, wallpaper, fiber glass insulation, ceiling tiles, and gypsum support are all good surfaces for fungi to colonize. These fungi then release mycotoxins into the environment causing symptoms of many different chronic diseases. Diseases and symptoms linked to mycotoxin exposure include fever, pneumonia-like symptoms, heart disease, rheumatic disease, asthma, sinusitis, cancer, memory loss, vision loss, chronic fatigue, skin rashes, depression, ADHD, anxiety, and liver damage. With the MycoTOX Profile we can identify mycotoxin exposures and make recommendations for detoxification treatments that have been effective.

Includes:

• AFLATOXIN M1 (AFM1)
• OCHRATOXIN A (OTA)
• STERIGMATOCYSTIN (STG)
• RORIDIN E
• VERRUCARIN A
• ENNIATIN B1
• ZEARALENONE (ZEA)
• GLIOTOXIN
• MYCOPHENOLIC ACID
• DIHYDROCITRINONE
• CHAETOGLOBOSIN A