This easy to use urine test kit is sent to your home. You then send the sample to the lab, and results will be made available in approximately 7-10 days after lab receives specimens. No lab visit needed.
The Total Mycotoxin Panel will test for all three catagories of mycotoxins: Alfatoxins, Ochratoxin A and Trichothecenes
Alfatoxins Aflatoxins 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 Ochratoxin A, a mycotoxin produced by Aspergillus ochraceus and Penicillium verrucosum and is one of the most abundant food-contaminating mycotoxins in the world. Human exposure occurs mainly through consumption of improperly stored food products, particularly contaminated grain and pork products, as well as coffee, wine grapes, and dried grapes. The toxin has been found in the tissues and organs of animals, including human blood and breast milk.
Tricothecenes 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.
Kit for urine specimen collection is sent by mail.