GPL – Organic Acid Test (OAT) (74), GPL – TOX Profile, GPL – MycoTOX Profile
The Organic Acids Test (OAT) provides a comprehensive analysis of intestinal yeast and bacteria. Unusually high levels of these microorganisms often cause or increase the severity of behavior disorders. These disorders include, but are not limited to: hyperactivity, movement disorders, and immune function. An individual with neurological disorders or chronic illness will often excrete several abnormal organic acids in urine. This may be due to oral antibiotics, immune deficiencies, infections, high sugar diets, or genetics.
The Organic Acids Test includes markers for mineral and vitamin levels, oxidative stress, and neurotransmitter levels. It also includes markers for oxalates (highly associated with a variety of chronic illnesses).
The primary forms of treatment for any abnormalities found in the Organic Acids Test include supplements (vitamins and antioxidants), or a change in diet. Patients who have gone through treatment have noted remarkable improvement in symptoms including: increased energy, increased concentration, decreased fatigue, regular bowel function, improved verbal skills, a decrease in hyperactivity, and decreased abdominal pain.
Practitioners who are performing followup testing to the OAT will order the Microbial Organic Acids Test (MOAT). This is due to the MOAT‘s ability to asses treatment, and monitor or identify specific abnormalities, or certain microbial imbalances.
The OAT test is an at home urine collection kit and is available in most states, and for international purchase. Price varies for international OAT kits – please contact our laboratory for more information on international kits.
The GPL – Tox Profile is a toxic non-metal chemical profile that screens for the presence of 173 different toxic chemicals including organophosphate pesticides, phthalates, benzene, xylene, vinyl chloride, pyrethroid insecticides, acrylamide, perchlorate, diphenyl phosphate, ethylene oxide, acrylonitrile, and more. This profile also includes Tiglylglycine (TG), a marker for mitochondrial disorders resulting from mutations of mitochondrial DNA. These mutations can be caused by exposure to toxic chemicals, infections, inflammation, and nutritional deficiencies.
The MycoTox Profile screens for eleven different mycotoxins, from 40 species of mold, in one urine sample.
Mycotoxins are some of the most prevalent toxins in the environment. Mycotoxins are produced by fungi like mold, which can contaminate buildings and foods we eat. Most mycotoxin exposures are through food ingestion or airborne exposure.
There are many serious health conditions linked to mycotoxin exposure such as fever, pneumonia, heart disease, asthma, cancer, memory loss, vision loss, chronic fatigue, depression, ADHD, and anxiety. With the MycoTOX Profile, mycotoxin exposures can be identified and make effective treatment recommendations for detoxification.