Phthalates and Parabens Profile-Genova Kit

Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you.

Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Urine

Special Instructions: Ship to lab Monday-Thursday only.
Ship specimen within 48 hours of collection.
It is not necessary to discontinue nutritional supplements prior to this specimen collection. Abnormalities that may be found will reveal special needs that have not been met by recent dietary and supplemental intake.
Decrease fluid intake to avoid excessive dilution of the urine:
– For adults, restrict intake to three 8 oz. glasses or less for 24 hours
– Make sure that no more than 8 oz. of this is consumed after 8:00 PM the evening prior to urine collection.
Do not collect urine during menstruation.
Please keep specimen out of excess light and heat. Storing specimen in the amber vial in the freezer or with an ice pack provides specimen stability. Vial contains preservative – Do Not Rinse

Results: 10-14 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.

Exposure to phthalates and parabens is more common than you may realize. Phthalates and parabens are often considered as outward mixtures in the body functioning as gland interrupters by clinging specifically to estrogen receptors.

Gland disruptors are associated with diseases such as:

• Endometriosis
• Infertility
• Breast cancer
• Ovarian cancer
• Prostate cancer
• Testicular cancer
• Decreased sperm count

Other health problems associated with daily exposures are:

• Liver toxicity
• Immune effects such as allergies and asthma
• Reproductive toxicity
• Pubertal development

Where are phthalates and parabens found?

Phthalates, also called “plasticizers”, are found in numerous everyday products such as:

• Children’s toys
• Cosmetics
• Cleaning products
• Air fresheners
• Perfumes
• Furniture
• Vinyl flooring
• Plastic food containers
• Medical products

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