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Polychlorinated Biphenyls-PCBs – Blood (Test Code 4103)

Collection Method

Blood

Turn Around Time

12-15 business days

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Polychlorinated Biphenyls also short for (PCBs) were used as lubricants and coolants in transformers, capacitors, and electronic equipment because of a high resistance to heat. However, once PCBs enter the body, they are absorbed by our fat cells and stored. Since PCBs are not water-soluble, they are not excreted from the body and accumulate over a person's lifetime, increasing that person's body burden of PCBs. Polychlorinated biphenyl testing can help you determine the extent of this PCB burden.

The Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Profile can help identify which of the most toxic PCBs a patient has been exposed to and the body burden of the patient. We look at the most commonly found PCBs, which have national reference ranges that have been documented to cause adverse health problems. Levels are given both in parts per million (PPM) and as lipid-adjusted amounts so the clinician can best estimate the total body burden of these compounds.

Common Conditions:

    • Severe acne
    • Rash
    • Eye irritation
    • Liver damage
    • Weakened immune system
    • Chemical sensitivity
    • Allergies
    • Obesity
    • Fatigue
    • Certain cancers
    • Developmental disorders

Test Method

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

Analytes

PCB 118
PCB 126
PCB 138
PCB 153
PCB 156
PCB 169
PCB 180
PCB 74
PCB 77

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