Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you.
Fasting Required: No
Performed by RealTime Laboratories, Inc., Carrollton, TX
Special Instructions: Ship to lab Monday-Thursday only.
Results: 10-14 Business Days
Note: Result turnaround 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.
Mycotoxin Tests are performed for Tricothecenes, Ochratoxins, Aflatoxins and Gliotoxin. Anyone in contact with mold exposure or with prolonged symptoms of exposure should be tested for mycotoxins.
Ochratoxins: Ochratoxin A is evaluated using ImmunoSorbant Columns containing antibodies to the Ochratoxin A. Results are reported as PRESENT or NOT PRESENT.
Trichothecenes: Tricothecenes are evaluated by using Enzyme-Linked ImmunoSorbant Assay (ELISA). The test at RTL has been validated as a qualitative test. Thus, RTL reports whether tricothecenes are PRESENT or NOT PRESENT.
Alfatoxins: Aflatoxins are evaluated using ImmunoSorbant Columns containing antibodies to the group of aflatoxins (B1, B2, G1, and G2). Results are reported as PRESENT or NOT PRESENT.
Gliotoxin is a mycotoxin produced by Aspergillus fumigatus, a major cause of death in immunocompromised patients. Gliotoxin has been demonstrated to have significant immunosuppressive effects and may play a role in teh evasion of host defenses in Invasive Aspergillosis.
Follow up testing is available at a discounted rate. Please call our Customer Service Department for details.