Environmental Mould Toxicity (GPL-MycoTOX) by Great Plain Laboratory
Sample Required: Hair/urine | Test Type: Toxicity
Mycotoxins are some of the most prevalent toxins in the environment. Mycotoxins are metabolites produced by fungi like mould, which can infest buildings, vehicles and foodstuffs. A majority of mycotoxin exposures are through food ingestion or airborne exposure. In the European Union, 20% of all grains harvested have been found to be contaminated with mycotoxins. Unfortunately, mycotoxins are resistant to heat and many processing procedures.
Fungi are able to grow on almost any surface, especially if the environment is warm and wet. Inner wall materials of buildings, wall paper, fibreglass insulation, ceiling tiles and drywall (Gyprock) are all good surfaces for fungi to colonise.
These fungi then release mycotoxins into the environment which may cause symptoms of many different chronic diseases.
- GPL-MycoTOX screens for eleven different mycotoxins, from 40 species of mould, in one urine sample.
- GPL-MycoTOX uses the power of advanced mass spectrometry (MS/MS), which is necessary to detect lower levels of these fungal toxins. This test is optimal for follow up testing to ensure that detoxification therapies have been successful.
- GPL-MycoTOX pairs perfectly with the Organic Acids Test (OAT), GPL-TOX (Toxic Non-Metal Chemical Profile), Phospholipase A2 Activity Test (for inflammation) and the Glyphosate Test. This gives you comprehensive testing to assess exposure to common environmental toxins and the damage that may be caused by this exposure.
- Liver disease
- Difficulty concentrating
- Allergic rhinitis
- Legionnaires ’ disease
- Sore throat
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Food allergies
- Thyroid irregularities
- Blurred vision
- Balance problems
- Difficulty breathing