There are estimated to be over 50,000 different species of mold, but only about 200 present serious health risks to humans or animals.These harmful species are referred to as toxic mold and are potentially hazardous because they can produce toxins known as mycotoxins. And their impact can be life threatening.
The RealTime Lab mycotoxin test detects
15 different mycotoxins, including
9 macrocyclic trichothecenes
Health problems associated with
molds and mycotoxins
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 in the table to the right.
Who should be tested?
In light of the above, if you believe someone’s health may be compromised by exposure to mold, have the person tested using the RealTime Lab Mycotoxin Panel.
Fast, simple, accurate & comprehensive.
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 15 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.