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Some of our clients have endured years of chronic health problems with no relief in sight. Our quantitative mycotoxin test kits can be the key to answering the question of, “What’s wrong with me?” In a world where mold-related illnesses are often ignored or underestimated, we enable our clients to strike a blow against mycotoxins and toxic mold—and take back control of their lives. Get the answers and peace of mind you deserve through RealTime Laboratories.
Need help interpreting your mycotoxin test results? Need a referral or other advice? RealTime Laboratories is one of the only mold and mycotoxin laboratories that offers consultations with medical staff who can guide you towards a happier, mycotoxin-free life. Contact us to learn more and let our team of experts lead you in the right direction understand your samples and scheduling a screening.
Your mold and mycotoxin test kit will be sent by UPS within 24 hours of receipt of payment. Depending on your location, UPS delivery can take 1-6 business days. Once you complete all the steps, you will return your pre-paid kit to RealTime Labs. Test results will be sent by encrypted e-mail, no later than 10 business days after receipt of the sample at our laboratory.
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Refunds: Refunds for tests purchased from our website are allowed if requested within 21 days from receipt of payment AND prior to submission of the clinical specimen or environmental sample to the laboratory. Once the specimen or sample has been given to the shipping company for delivery, we will be unable to offer a refund. The refund amount will be 75% of the purchase price. Notification of intent to cancel must be conveyed by email to Sam Clark at [email protected] or via telephone at 972-492-0419 x120.
Mycotoxins are metabolites or by products from mold. These mycotoxins have a wide range of toxicity and effects that they can cause to the human body. There are over 300 different species of mold that produce mycotoxins, however, many of these mold species produce the same mycotoxins. This means that a panel much smaller than 300 can determine if a person has been exposed to mold and if they still have mycotoxins in their system.
Mycotoxins can enter the body through many different routes. They can be absorbed through the skin, they can enter through breathing or ingestion, or they can be produced inside the body in patients that have mold colonization. These mycotoxins can be stored in the adipose tissue in the body and could stay there for months. The body attempts to modify the mycotoxins to make them more water soluble so they can be removed.
Building up mycotoxins in your system could predispose you to serious chronic health issues down the line. Diseases that arise from mold exposure are quite varied and I don’t think we know every disease linked to mold exposure. Here are some of the diseases: dementia, ADHD, Parkinson’s, rashes, depression, chronic fatigue, cancer, COPD, and many more.
The gold standard for the last 15 years for mycotoxin tests has been the Realtime Labs ELISA test. With their patented technology they have brought routine mycotoxin to patients in order to help solve chronic health issues that have been brought about by mold exposure. They have published multiple papers in medical journals. ELISA testing works by developing antibodies to certain molecules (mycotoxins) in this case. The antibody is coated on the bottom of 96 well plates (See Figure 1).
Samples are then added to the wells along with labeled mycotoxins (mycotoxins which are chemically bonded to agents which will cause a color change). The mycotoxins in the samples compete with the labeled mycotoxins for a limited number of antibody binding sites on the bottom of the wells. The wells are then washed to eliminate mycotoxins not bound to antibodies on the plate. Finally, an agent is added that will interact with the labeled mycotoxins to cause a color change. There is then a reverse correlation between the color in the well versus the amount of mycotoxins in the sample. The antibodies in this test is what separates it from other tests for mycotoxins, and the reason why is that mycotoxins are modified in multiple different ways (See Figure 2).
Certain species of mold have been known to cause illness in humans and domestic animals. Using only a small sample of urine, test kits by RealTime Laboratories can detect 15 different mycotoxins produced by the most common types of harmful mold varieties to test for mold exposure. This includes, but is not limited to mycotoxin testing for:
Aspergillus flavus, which is associated with damage to the liver, lungs, kidneys, and immune system. Long-term exposure to A. flavus and A. parasiticus can lead to cancer, chronic hepatitis, jaundice, or Reye’s system.
Stachybotrys chartarum, known colloquially as “black mold,” which has been linked to acute and chronic respiratory issues—nasal inflammation, excess mucus secretion, and olfactory system damage. It can also disrupt the synthesis of DNA, RNA, and protein, potentially affecting every cell in the body.
Aspergillus fumigatus, which suppresses the body’s ability to fight diseases and other hazards. A. fumigatus infections are potentially deadly to people with compromised immune systems.