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Phthalates & Parabens Profile – Urine (Test Code 4101)

Collection Method

Spot Urine

Turn Around Time

12-15 business days

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The Phthalates and Parabens is an important test to assess for patient exposure to phthalates and parabens as it is a far more common health concern than you may realise. Some of us may not even know that on our day to day lives the phthalates and parabens that we are exposed to and the potential impact it may have on our body. Phthalates and parabens are often classified as xenoestrogens, foreign compounds in the body functioning as endocrine disruptors by binding specifically to estrogen receptors.

Common Conditions:

    • Endometriosis
    • Infertility
    • Breast cancer
    • Ovarian cancer
    • Prostate cancer
    • Testicular cancer
    • Decreased sperm count
    • Liver toxicity
    • Immune effects such as allergies and asthma
    • Reproductive toxicity
    • Pubertal development

Test Method

Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry, LC/Tandem Mass Spectrometry, Colorimetric

Analytes

butylparaben
ethylparaben
methylparaben
mono-(2-ethyl-5-hydroxyhexyl) phthalate (MEHHP)
mono-(2-ethyl-5-oxohexyl) phthalate (MEOHP)
mono-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (MEHP)
mono-ethyl phthalate (MEtP)
propylparaben

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