The Mycotoxins panel measures levels of mycotoxins produced by common molds that people are exposed to. Mycotoxin exposure can come from both dietary and environmental sources. Dietary sources include spoiled or rotten foods, grains, dried fruits, nuts, coffee, and spices. Environmental sources include living or working in water-damaged buildings, airborne or physical contact with outdoor molds, and airborne dust in buildings containing mold spores. If you were diagnosed with or suspect toxic burden, impaired immunity, autoimmune disease, or exposure to mold, this panel may benefit you.
Do you struggle with these symptoms?
*Shortness of breath
*Anxiety (fears, uneasiness)
*Red or swollen eyes
*Sensitivity to light
*Insomnia at night
*Lack of concentration/brain fog
*Increased urinary frequency
*Rashes or hives
*Headache (not migraine)
*Sensitivity to sound
What to Expect:
1. Follow our simple instructions to perform this urine test at home or at a practitioner's office.
2. Before testing:
* You are not required to fast before your test. However, fasting for 12 hours may increase the number of mycotoxins excreted in urine, so your provider may recommend fasting for 12 hours prior to testing.
*Your provider may recommend a â€œprovokedâ€ test which requires taking a â€œprovoking agentâ€ (such as NAC, DMSA, or EDTA) before testing to promote the release of mycotoxins.
*For best test performance, collect the first-morning urine upon awakening, prior to eating or drinking.
*Your provider may ask you to discontinue medications or dietary supplements. Speak with your provider to learn more.
3. Send the test to our labs for analysis and work with your care provider to understand the results.