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.

A group of mycotoxins produced by some Aspergillus species and some Penicillium species, especially P. verrucosum and P. carbonarius. Ochratoxin A is the most prevalent and relevant fungal toxin of this group, while ochratoxins B and C are of lesser importance.

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

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