NOTE: This test is ONLY AVAILABLE TO AUSTRALIAN RESIDENTS.
Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites of mold that have adverse effects on your health. These toxins are produced by some species of mold. These mycotoxins are some of the most toxic substances in existence and cause a wide range of health conditions. When people are around toxic mold they are usually exposed to airborne mycotoxins by breathing them in. These mycotoxins end up in the lungs and cause breathing problems and other severe symptoms.
An E8500 Mycotoxin Panel which are unique profile for identifying the existence of Mycotoxins in the body. The reporting format will identify whether the mycotoxin is ‘PRESENT’ or ‘NON-PRESENT’
Tricothecenes: Are mycotoxins produced by a number of different fungi such as Stachybotrys and Fusarium. Their mechanism of action is the inhibition of protein synthesis, therefore they are known to kill cells and are extremely dangerous. It is known that when Stachybotrys grows in a mold-infested building, the organism produces tricothecene mycotoxins. It is also known that these toxins can get into the air where than can be inhaled.
Aflatoxins: These are naturally occurring mycotoxins that are produced by many species of Aspergillus. The organisms that usually produce aflatoxins are Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus. Aflatoxins are toxic and can be cancer-producing.
Ochratoxin A: Is a mycotoxin produced by Aspergillus ochraceus and Penicillium verrucous and is one of the most abundant food-contaminating mycotoxins in the world. Human exposure occurs mainly through the consumption of improperly stored food products, particularly contaminated grain and pork products, as well as coffee, wine grapes, and dried grapes.
Gliotoxins: Gliotoxin is a mycotoxin produced by Aspergillus fumigatus, a major cause of death in immunocompromised patients (e.g. transplant, HIV, Cancer). Gliotoxin has been demonstrated to have significant immunosuppressive effects and may play a role in the evasion of host defenses in Invasive Aspergillosis.
- Skin rashes
- Itchy eyes
- Shortness of breath
- Weakened Immune system
This test is a home urine test kit. A test kit will be posted to you with full instructions including prepaid return postage to the laboratory.
The following markers will be tested:
- Ochratoxin A
- Aflatoxin group
- Trichothecene group
10-15 Business Days