Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB’s) Test




Are you toxic and suffering from PCB’s (Polychlorinated Biphenyls)?

Polychlorinated Biphenyls also short for (PCBs) were used as lubricants and coolants in transformers, capacitors, and electronic equipment because of a high resistance to heat. However, once PCBs enter the body, they are absorbed by our fat cells and stored. Since PCBs are not water-soluble, they are not excreted from the body and accumulate over a person’s lifetime, increasing that person’s body burden of PCBs. Polychlorinated biphenyl testing can help you determine the extent of this PCB burden.

Conditions and Symptoms of PCB toxicity:


  • Severe acne
  • Brain, memory, learning, behavioral problems
  • Rash
  • Eye irritation
  • Endocrine disruption similar to Phthalates/Parabens toxicity
  • Liver damage
  • Fertility issues
  • Nervous system disorders
  • Weakened immune system
  • Chemical sensitivity
  • Allergies
  • Obesity
  • Fatigue
  • Certain cancers
  • Developmental disorders

In adults, a heavy burden of PCBs over time can cause impairments in the brain, nervous system, endocrine system, and immune system, and may cause fertility issues.  A PCB burden affects children more than adults. PCBs are most often passed to children through breastfeeding and trans-placental transfer. PCB exposure in children can impede neuro-behavioral and immune system development. These impediments may cause delayed neuro-behavioral development in motor skills and short term memory, and lower scores on intelligence, psychomotor, and
behavioural tests. A lowered immune system can create many problems in children including allergies, sensitivities and chronic infections.

Testing for PCB’s

The Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) test can help identify which of the most toxic PCBs you have been exposed to and the burden it may be having on your body. We look at the most commonly found PCBs, 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.

About the Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Test

After you purchase this test, our laboratory will post you an authorized blood specimen order form that you take to your local accredited pathology for collection of your blood (Find a pathology near you here).  Once the sample is received by the laboratory the sample is analysed with test results made available in approximately 12-15 business days.   Test results will be delivered by email with recommendations from our practitioners of what to do about any findings.

What does the Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) test look for?

This comprehensive PCB blood test includes the following markers:

  • PCB 118
  • PCB 126
  • PCB 138
  • PCB 153
  • PCB 156
  • PCB 169
  • PCB 180
  • PCB 74
  • PCB 77