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
Negligible admin costs are added to these test kits and they all come with a pre-paid courier bag (and instructions) for you to conduct and send yourself. The results of the tests get sent directly to us and then we forward them on to you the same day along with a brief paragraph of what the results mean (but the reports themselves come with very detailed explanation/description of the results). Thereafter if you would like a consultation (online or in person) to discuss the results, our usual consultation charge would be additional to the functional test.