Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you.
Fasting Required: No
Test Performed by RealTime Laboratories, Inc., Carrollton, TX
Special Instructions: Ship to lab Mon-Weds Only
Results: 10 business days
Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.
Description:Gliotoxin is a mycotoxin produced by Aspergillus fumigatus, a major cause of death in immunocompromised patients (e.g. transplant, HIV, Cancer). Gliotoxin has been demonstrated to have significant immunosuppressive effects and may play a role in the evasion of host defenses in Invasive Aspergillosis. Aspergillus fumigatus is also commonly detected in the ERMI (Environmental Relative Moldiness Index) test on environmental samples taken from water-damaged buildings and homes. Using the Gliotoxin derivative ELISA test, RTL has demonstrated the presence of the Gliotoxin derivative in serum from patients with confirmed and presumptive Invasive Aspergillosis, environmental samples that were positive for Aspergillus fumigatus, and urine of patients that had tested positive for other mycotoxins in previous clinical screens.
Follow up testing is available at a discounted rate. Please call our Customer Service Department for details.