BioTek Laboratories now offers the
Environmental Pollutants Panel -A
GC/MS urine analysis for assessment
of patient exposure to common environmental
and occupational chemicals.
exposures to a number of occupational
and environmental pollutants are
a growing concern in today's industrialized
communities as their effects on
human health are profound. Many
have been linked to a variety
of pathologies including neuropsychological,
and neuropsychological dysfunction,
leukopaenia, dyspnoea, anemia,
and certain cancers, to name but
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in the report include metabolites of:
Xylene, a ubiquitos petrochemical solvent, is first oxidized via
p450 enzymes then conjugated with glycine to for 2- and 3-methylhippurate.
Phthalic Acid Esters
Phthalates are used in the manufacture of plastics to allow for
flexibility and to soften resins. Not only that, but it is found
in everything from makeup to detergents, shampoos to time-released
pharmaceutical drugs. This toxin is a well known endocrine disruptor
as well as causing neurological and developmental disorders. It
can interfere with tryptophan metabolism resulting in an increase
in quinolinic acid, a pro-inflammatory and neurotoxic compound.
Phthalates have also been implicated in abnormal fetal development,
especially in male fetuses.
Parabens are a widely used family of preservatives found in many
cosmetic, pharmaceutical and industrial products. Parabens have
inherent estrogenic and other hormone related activity and have
been implicated in the growth and development of human breast cancer
of sources of each chemicals tested is provided with the patient’s
Sample collection utilizes our proprietary urine Dip ‘N Dry
collection strips to maximize analyte stability and recovery.