Many natural and synthetic chemicals can be toxic, e.g., plastics in household products, foods, drugs, pesticides, dyes, or solvents. Using a dry-urine strip, the test will measure the most critical ones (benzene, toluene, styrene, paraben, lactate, citrate, & more).
Significant exposure is known to cause hormone imbalance, birth defects, and host of other problems.
Our Home Organic Acids + Environmental Pollutants Test is easy, fast, reliable, and requires just a few steps:
Receive The Kit And Collect Sample At Home.
Ship It Back For FREE To Our World-Class CLIA Labs (US only).
Receive Secure, Confidential, & Easy-To-Understand Report Within Days For Your Comprehensive Home Organic Acids + Environmental Pollutants Test.
Organic acids are often consumed through the plastics our food or drinking water.
Many of them are known carcinogens, affect the functioning of hormones, and can interfere with fertility and women's health.
The environmental pollutants tested here are urinary metabolites that are products of metabolic breakdown from a wide range of foods, drinks, drugs, environmental contaminants, endogenous waste metabolites and bacterial by-products. They are indication of what we consume and how the body processes certain compounds.
This test is a combination of our Environmental Organic Pollutants and Human Urine Metabolites.
The 14 organic acids measured are from the exposure of:
The 36 environmental pollutants tested are (including 4 above):
High levels of organic pollutants and compounds forming the urinary metabolites are bad for health and signs of potential future problems. They are known to cause serious problems including fatigue, dizziness, seizures, liver and kidney disease, memory loss, personality changes.
An easy, low cost method of measuring your levels is by using a urine test at home. Simply order the test kit, collect the sample at home, ship it for free to our world class CLIA-certified labs, and find out your levels within days. Unlike a blood test, a urine sample makes it especially useful for those fearful of needles.
For detailed discussion on the human urine metabolites, please read this excellent review by The Metabolomics Innovation Center.
CDC has detailed explanation for many organic chemicals and their short and long term health impact here. More specifically, discussion about Benzene and Toluene toxicity, follow this summary by Vitale and Gutovitz.
A: Except New York and New Jersey our tests are available in all 48 states. State regulations in NY, NJ do not allow us to ship the tests to their residents.
A: The kit contains urine collection strip, instructions on how to collect the samples, and a form requesting basic information including date and time of collection. The directions are straight forward and easy to follow.
A: You will receive the kit within 3-5 business days. After you ship the sample and it is received by our lab, you get the results within 5-7 business days.
A: The report with your test results will be easy to understand and will have all the necessary details. It will mark your levels on a healthy range and will specify what are the expected low and high ranges. It will briefly discuss what your numbers mean and next steps you should take to maintain healthy levels.
A: You can use HSA (or FSA/MSA/HRA) accounts to pay for the tests since these are prescription tests (for further confirmation, please check the IRS publication#969). However, please ensure you are not going outside your specified max and min deductible limits. We do not have the capability to process the insurance claim. Since insurance plans vary for individuals we can not guarantee your HSA payment will always be processed by your plan. We suggest talking to your insurance provider if you have any questions.
A: Measuring organic pollutants and metabolites levels in urine is an emerging field.
The variations in results are mainly from two sources: the way samples are collected and the variation from lab-to-lab.
To minimize the first variation, we provide detailed instructions on how to collect the sample.
To minimize the variation from labs, we have partnered with CLIA-certified labs that are regulated by the states, as well as Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Many tests from these labs are FDA approved to ensure they meet the proper regulatory requirements. Additionally, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) requires inter-laboratory tests to ensure the ranges established by each lab do not drift or are not out of acceptable ranges. This is done by regularly testing reference samples between different labs. Finally, the labs test thousands of samples for different age groups and health conditions, and have well established reference data to compare your results against this large pool.
A: Unfortunately, no. As a lab test provider we can only test and report out data from your sample. We are not authorized to provide any medical recommendations. But we strongly encourage you to discuss the results with your doctor for next steps.
Still wondering how do you test organic acids and environmental pollutants as well as urinary metabolites?