Mycotoxin Panel, Total-RealTime Labs Kit

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



Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Urine

Lab:RealTime Laboratory

Results: 7-10 business days
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.

Description: Mycotoxin Tests are performed for Tricothecenes, Ochratoxins, Aflatoxins and Gliotoxin. Anyone in contact with mold exposure or with prolonged symptoms of exposure should be tested for mycotoxins.

Included:

Ochratoxins: Ochratoxin A is evaluated using ImmunoSorbant Columns containing antibodies to the Ochratoxin A. Results are reported as PRESENT or NOT PRESENT.

Trichothecenes: Tricothecenes are evaluated by using Enzyme-Linked ImmunoSorbant Assay (ELISA). The test at RTL has been validated as a qualitative test. Thus, RTL reports whether tricothecenes are PRESENT or NOT PRESENT.
Satratoxin G
Satratoxin H
Isosatratoxin F
Roridin A
Roridin E
Roridin H
Roridin L-2
Verrucarin A
Verrucarin J

Alfatoxins: Aflatoxins are evaluated using ImmunoSorbant Columns containing antibodies to the group of aflatoxins (B1, B2, G1, and G2). Results are reported as PRESENT or NOT PRESENT.
Aflatoxin B1
Aflatoxin B2
Aflatoxin G1
Aflatoxin G2

Gliotoxin is a mycotoxin produced by Aspergillus fumigatus, a major cause of death in immunocompromised patients. Gliotoxin has been demonstrated to have significant immunosuppressive effects and may play a role in the evasion of host defenses in Invasive Aspergillosis.

Zearalenoneis a mycotoxin that is mainly produced by Fusarium fungi. Zearalenone has a strong affinity towards the estrogen receptor, which can lead to increased activation of the receptor. This activation can lead to multiple reproductive disorders such as low sperm count, abnormal levels of progesterone, disruption of ovulation, infrequent periods, reduced birth weight, and lower survival rate of the fetus. Besides the reproductive problems that ZEA can cause, it can also cause detrimental effects on the intestinal tract. ZEA can decrease the cellular integrity of the cells that form the intestinal barrier. This can lead to a phenomenon known as “leaky gut.” ZEA has a negative effect on the microbiota in the gut and patients with high ZEA levels have decreased microbial diversity in their gut, which can lead to a variety of problems. Lastly, ZEA has been shown to cause enhanced cell proliferation of colon carcinoma cell lines. ZEA down-regulates the expression of tumor-suppressor genes in intestinal cells. This could lead to a higher risk of cancer.

Follow up testing is available at a discounted rate. Please call our Customer Service Department for details.