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Mycotox Testing

About The MycoTOX Test

The MycoTOX Profile screens for 11 different mycotoxins, from 40 species of mold, in one urine sample.
The MycoTOX Profile is the most comprehensive and competitively priced mycotoxin test available. The MycoTOX profile uses the power of advanced mass spectrometry (MS/MS), which is necessary to detect lower levels of these fungal toxins. This test is optimal for follow-up testing to ensure that detoxification therapies have been successful.

What does MycoTOX test?

  • AFLATOXIN M1 (AFM1)
  • OCHRATOXIN A (OTA)
  • STERIGMATOCYSTIN (STG)
  • RORIDIN E
  • VERRUCARIN A
  • ENNIATIN B1
  • ZEARALENONE (ZEA)
  • GLIOTOXIN
  • MYCOPHENOLIC ACID
  • DIHYDROCITRINONE
  • CHAETOGLOBOSIN A

How much does an OAT cost?

Approximate lab cost is $329 (Please put your credit card number on the requisition if you have not pre-paid for this test. The price is subject to change if you are re-testing in the future)

IMPORTANT TEST PREPARATION

READ CAREFULLY:
Collection Instructions
NOTE: Please review all instructions and collection kit components before starting your sample collection. DO NOT discontinue taking prescription medications unless directed by your physician.

Urine: 10 mL of first morning urine before food or drink is suggested. Patients should avoid apples, grapes (including raisins), pears, cranberries and their juices 48 hours prior to specimen collection. Avoid arabinogalactan, echinacea, reishi mushrooms, and ribose supplements for 48 hours before collection. Fasting for 12 hours may increase
the excretion of mycotoxins from the adipose tissue. (Not required) Avoid glutathione and binders such as charcoal or bentonite clay for 72 hours. Individuals taking mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept/Myfortic) will not get an accurate value for the marker Mycophenolic Acid (all other markers will report adequately). If you are taking this drug, please check the box on the Test Requisition Form by the test selection for MycoTOX Profile to inform laboratory personnel and help prevent sample errors.


1. Save the cardboard box and place the gel pack flat into the freezer (for at least 4 hours) to ship the sample
back to us.


2. Send the sample off to the lab Monday through Thursday. Extra shipping charges will apply for Saturday
deliveries (Friday shipments), and the sample may become compromised due to the lab being closed
over the weekend.


3. Please check the specimen requirements below for patient preparation instructions.


4. Only use containers supplied by GPL to avoid contamination of specimens.


5. Females, please do not collect samples during menstrual cycle.


6. Limit liquid intake starting at 6pm the night prior to collection to avoid sample dilution. Urine must be yellow in color. If urine is clear the sample is too diluted. Discard diluted sample, rinse the collection cup in hot
water only (no soap), air dry, then re-collect.


7. If you have any questions, please call Customer Service at (913) 341-8949 or email CustomerService@GPL4U.com

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding MycoTOX Testing

What are the collection Requirements

Step 1 –Please write your Name and DOB on a piece of masking tape and use that to label your vial or use a permanent marker.

Step 2 – Limit liquid intake starting at 6pm the night prior to collection. This is to avoid sample dilution. Urine must be yellow in color. If the urine is clear the sample is too diluted. Discard diluted sample, rinse the collection cup with hot water (no soap), air dry, then re-collect.

Step 3 – We recommend freezing your specimen for at least 4-6 hours before shipping the test. 

Step 4 – Place cap vial into ziplock specimen bag along with absorbent pad. Seal the bag. Place the specimen bag with the sample vial into the kit box.

Step 5 – Fill out the Test Requisition Form completely. Be sure to write the date of sample collection in the Patient section of the form. Payment type must be completed with payment included to process sample unless payment was submitted directly through Fortitude Functional Nutrition. Place Test Request Form into the box with the sample and ship to the laboratory. See shipping instructions below.**

**If you cannot ship the specimen on the day of collection please freeze the sample by placing the box containing the sample into the freezer.

How do I ship the sample?
Specimens may be shipped Monday through Thursday. 

Before shipping, be sure that the Yellow cap vial and the Test Request Form are labeled and completely filled out. Be sure to place the sample vial sealed in the ziplock bag and that the Test Request Form are in the Kit box.

Locate the FedEx Clinical Pak mailer. Fill in your name and address on the shipping label attached to the outside of mailer. Place the kit box into FedEx Clinical Pak. Remove strip to reveal sticky film and press both sides of mailer together to seal the pouch.

Call FedEx to schedule a pick-up. Dial 1-800-238-5355. When the automated greeting begins say “Rep”. When asked if you are shipping a package say “Yes”. A live person will then answer to help schedule your pickup. Let them know you are shipping using a Billable Stamp.
Do I have to pay for postage?
Individuals don’t have to pay for postage, test kits include a pre-paid envelope if mailed in the U.S.
However, international customers must pay for shipping unless a prior contract exists.
Can I drop the kit off at a FedEx location?
Yes, please follow the packing and shipping instructions provided with the test kit.
Do I have to stop medications or supplements prior to testing?
Please do not stop any of your medications before collecting your sample. But, stop all your supplements 72 hours prior to collecting your sample as instructed by your health care practitioner.

Are there any foods I need to avoid prior to taking the test?
Fasting for 12 hours may increase the excretion of mycotoxins from the  adipose tissue. (Not required) Avoid glutathione and binders such as charcoal or bentonite clay for 72  hours. Individuals taking mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept/Myfortic) will not get an accurate value for the marker Mycophenolic Acid (all other markers will report adequately). If you are taking this drug, please check the box on the Test Requisition Form by the test selection for MycoTOX Profile to inform laboratory personnel and help prevent sample errors. 
I sealed bag but forgot to put the paperwork in kit. Can I reopen?
Yes, just tape to reclose.
Can I ship my sample on Friday?
No, ship specimens to the lab only Monday – Thursday. The box should be mailed back to the laboratory with the prepaid postage (included) within two days of completion of the test.
My test kit did not have a requisition form, what do I do?
Unless you already received the test requisition in your private portal, you should email or call our office (at info@fortitudefunctionalnutrition.com or 720-580-2078) for a Test Requisition Form.
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