Environmental Toxin Blood Tests
QualeVita offers environmental toxin blood tests including a pregnancy panel, an autism panel, and custom panels that your doctor can specify, to assess your exposure to toxic chemicals. These test results give you and your health care provider a snapshot of your environmental toxin exposure, also known as your exposome or toxic burden. This information is used as part of your overall health assessment.
The pregnancy panel measures the levels of metals that are harmful or helpful. Your doctor can decide if you have toxic levels, anemic levels, or a ferritin biomarker level that is cause for concern. In consultation with your doctor, corrective measures, with a retesting plan, will be identified.
QualeVita has developed a targeted test panel for women who are, or who are planning to become, pregnant to minimize the risk of disease to newborn babies. This panel includes 11 metals and ferritin biomarker.
Recent studies suggest a correlation between the zinc/copper ratio and speciated glutathione and autism in children before behavioral manifestation begins. Depending on other heritable and environmental risk factors for autism, you and your child’s pediatrician may want to test your newborn for these biomarkers.
QualeVita has developed a test panel for newborn babies to identify the leading clinical biomarkers for ASD as the disease is attacking the immune system before behavioral manifestation (including metal zinc/copper ratio and speciated glutathione.)
The exposome encompasses everything in the environment that you’ve been exposed to. While all of this can’t be measured, the chemical toxins that have been absorbed and retained by your body, can. Additionally, biomarkers that point to the susceptibility of your body to the oxidative stress caused by toxins have been identified. Toxins that can and should be measured include heavy metals, pesticides, and PCBs.
Heavy metals, such as those contained in organic mercury and lead, have long been known to cause neurological problems in adults and children. Other heavy metals, such as arsenic, are often present as natural contaminants in well water and food.
Priority organic pollutants, linked to endocrine disorders and other adverse health outcomes, permeate our environment as pesticides and byproducts from plastics.
Clinical biomarkers, such as speciated glutathione, metalothionine, and ferritin, are used clinically to measure oxidative stress and other signs of adverse response to environmental exposures.
Depending on any symptoms and environmental or genetic risk factors, you and your doctor may wish to run these tests on you and your family to determine exposures, sensitivity to exposure, and toxic burden.
Get an Environmental Impact Statement – for Your Body
Some metals are necessary for good health, and some are harmful to human health. 62 metals can be simultaneously analyzed for total elemental content or speciated. Tests can be selected ala carte, or by panel. Multi Element Residue List (MERL) panels have been compiled to provide targeted health assessment profiles.
QualeVita is developing improved biomarker tests enabled by direct isotope dilution. The first of these tests for three clinically significant biomarkers includes total, reduced and oxidized glutathione, metalothionine, and ferritin. New clinical biomarker tests are continuously being released as individual tests and targeted panels.
>40 Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) including the carcinogens and teratogens are identified by WHO and the Stockholm Convention. Chlorinated pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polybrominated diphenyl esters, and chlorinated benzene compounds are simultaneously analyzed to provide a health assessment profile.
Check back as more tests for biomarkers become available.
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