Mycotoxin Testing

Testing for mold/mycotoxins in humans is a simple and usually noninvasive procedure. In most cases, only a urine sample is required. Testing can also be done on nasal secretions, sputum or tissue biopsy collected by a physician. Patients must be referred to RealTime Labs by a physician or healthcare professional. If mold or mycotoxins are found to be present, the ordering healthcare professional is notified by our Medical Director.

The RealTime Labs mycotoxin test detects 16 different mycotoxins, including 9 macrocyclic trichothecenes. Testing is done using competitive ELISA, a very sensitive detection method using antibodies prepared against mycotoxins. In fact, RealTime Labs was recently granted a U.S. patent for its macrocyclic trichothecene test.

All mycotoxin testing results are displayed in an easy-to-understand numeric format, showing detection levels in ppb as standardized by the FDA, WHO, CDC and Food Industry for clinical use. Results also tell if the test was positive, negative or equivocal, along with ranges of detection for each.

Mycotoxins are well documented for their toxic effects on the human cell, causing a number of problems in normal cell function and association with a wide variety of clinical symptoms and diseases as shown below.

HEALTH EFFECTS
Kidney Toxicity
Immune Suppression
Autism
Neurotoxicity
Depression
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Cancer
Acute Pulmonary Hemorrhage
Aplastic Anemia
Birth Defects

16 MYCOTOXINS WE TEST FOR

Ochratoxins
Ochratoxin A
Aflatoxins
Aflatoxin B1
Aflatoxin B2
Aflatoxin G1
Aflatoxin G2
Trichothecenes
Satratoxin G
Satratoxin H
Isosatratoxin F
Roridin A
Roridin E
Roridin H
Roridin L-2
Verrucarin A
Verrucarin J
Gliotoxin
Chaetoglobosin A