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Environmental Toxins Test

Most of us are aware of the many potentially toxic chemicals to which we are exposed on a daily basis. However, these exposures are not limited to industrial manufacturing facilities and toxic waste sites. Rather, they are present in food, air, water, household products, and furniture, just to name a few. We truly are living in a “toxic soup.”

Although we cannot eliminate these negative exposures, we can strive to minimize them. Thankfully, there is a test which measures these toxic chemicals. The GPL-TOX test from Great Plains Laboratory is a urine test which screens for the presence of 172 different toxic chemicals including:

  • Organophosphate pesticides
  • Pyrethroid insecticides
  • Xylene
  • Benzene
  • Phthalates
  • Vinyl chloride
  • Acrylamide
  • Perchlorate
  • Diphenyl phosphate
  • Acrylonitrile
  • Ethylene oxide
  • Tiglylglycine

Because these environmental pollutants can exist in very small, but harmful, levels in the body, precise detection capabilities are required. The GPL-TOX test uses an advanced mass spectrometry technique to measure these critical levels, many of which conventional mass spectrometry would miss.

The GPL-TOX test is an excellent complement to the urine Organic Acids Test (OAT) since the GPL-TOX measures potentially harmful exposures and the OAT evaluates the damage to the body which can often result.

This advanced testing is an important component of our thorough diagnostic workup. Because we are specialists in integrative cancer treatment, we know that good medicine not only entails treating cancer but addressing potential causes of cancer as well.