Mycotoxin Panel (RealTime Laboratories)Urine
Performed by: RealTime Laboratories
RealTime Lab’s Total Mycotoxin Panel detects sixteen of the most toxigenic mycotoxins, including 9 macrocyclic trichothecenes that have been proven to be caused by Stachybotrys, otherwise known as “Black Mold.” Testing is done using competitive ELISA, a highly sensitive detection method that uses antibodies prepared against mycotoxins.
All mycotoxin testing results are displayed in an easy-to-understand, numeric format, showing detection levels in parts-per-billion (ppb) as standardized by the FDA, WHO, CDC and Food industry for clinical use. Results also tell if the toxins in the sample were present, not present, or equivocal, along with ranges of detection for each.
What Are Mycotoxins?
Mycotoxins are toxic metabolites produced by fungal organisms, commonly known as molds. Mycotoxins are well documented in high quality peer-reviewed scientific journals to have a wide array of toxic effects in humans. RealTime Laboratories’ dedicated team of doctors and scientists have thoroughly researched these compounds and determined the most clinically significant mycotoxins and secondary metabolites for testing.
Building upon this research, RealTime Laboratories utilizes a semi-quantitative competitive ELISA platform to determine the presence of 16 clinically significant mycotoxins.
Known Health Effects
→ Kidney Toxicity
→ Immune Suppression
→ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
→ Acute Pulmonary Hemorrhage
→ Aplastic Anemia
→ Birth Defects
Biomarkers included in this panel:
Aflatoxins can contaminate corn, cereals, sorghum, peanuts and other oil-seed crops. Thus, food contamination by this group of mycotoxins has been implicated in both animal and human Aflatoxicosis.Learn more
Gliotoxin is produced by Aspergillus, Candida, Eurotium, Trichoderma, Neosartorya, Penicillium, and Acremonium fungal species. Gliotoxin exposure generally comes from environmental exposure and ingestion of contaminated food sources. GliotoLearn more
A toxin produced by different Aspergillus and Penicillium species — is one of the most-abundant food-contaminating mycotoxins. It is also a frequent contaminant of water-damaged houses and of heating ducts. Exposure can also come from inhalatioLearn more
The trichothecenes are a large family of metabolites produced by several species of molds including Fusarium, Myrothecium, Trichoderma, Trichothecium, Cephalosporium, Verticimonosporium and Stachybotrys.Learn more