Mold Toxicity Test

Assess Your Exposure to Harmful Mold & Mycotoxins
30-Minute Health Coaching Call Included

Mold Toxicity Test

Assess Your Exposure to Harmful Mold & Mycotoxins
30-Minute Health Coaching Call Included

Do you often feel congested or suffer with sinus blockages? Do you experience sensitivity to light or have swings in mood or appetite? If you find yourself telling others that you have allergies all year long, it's possible that harmful mycotoxins which are present in our everyday environment could be to blame. Mycotoxins are metabolites produced by fungi like mold, that can infest your home, vehicle or workspace and as one of the most common environmental pollutants, could be draining your health without you realizing it. The Mold Toxicity Test will effectively uncover if mold toxicity is the root cause of your health issues.

Test Type:
Urine
Urine

Uncover Mold Toxicity

What is Measured?

Mycotoxin Markers

11 mycotoxins are measured from 13 mold genera (types) that detect 40 different species.

The strains of mold evaluated can produce many different mycotoxins. This test provides extensive coverage, allowing us to detect most mold exposures.

Markers tested in the MycoTOX profile:

  1. Aflatoxin M1 (AFM1)

  2. Ochratoxin A (OTA)

  3. Sterigmatocystin (STG)

  4. Roridin E

  5. Verrucarin A

  6. Enniatin B

  7. Zearalenone (ZEA)

  8. Gliotoxin (GTX)

  9. Mycophenolic Acid (MPA)

  10. Dihydrocitrinone (DHC) - a metabolite of Citrinin (CTN)

  11. Chaetoglobosin A (CHA)

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13 Mold Types (Genera)

Each mold genera contain multiple species of mold designed to be detected by the comprehensive MycoTOX Profile

Aspergillus -The most prevalent mold group in the environment and there are hundreds of different species.

  • Common Aspergillus mycotoxins that are tested in the MycoTOX Profile include aflatoxin, ochratoxin, sterigmatocystin, gliotoxin, and citrinin.
  • The main target of these toxins is the liver.
  • These toxins have been found in all major cereal crops including peanuts, coffee, corn, cotton, millet, rice, sorghum, sunflower seeds, wheat, and a variety of spices. They are also found in eggs, milk, and meat from animals fed contaminated grains.
  • The most common route of infection is through the respiratory system (breathing them in).
  • Aspergillus can cause severe asthma when the mold colonizes the lung, cough, night sweats, fever, and a general feeling of malaise.

Penicillium -There are over 200 species of the genus Penicillium that have been discovered.

  • Penicillium chrysogenum is the most common of these species.
  • It is often found in indoor environments and is responsible for many allergic reactions.
  • Penicillium is also a known contaminant in many different food items. Many different types of citrus fruits can become contaminated with Penicillium, but it can also contaminate seeds and grains.
  • One reason that Penicillium is such a common infestation is because of its ability to thrive in low humidity. In the home, Penicillium can be found in wallpaper, carpet, furniture, and fiberglass insulation.
  • The most common mycotoxin produced by Penicillium is ochratoxin. Ochratoxin is nephrotoxic, which means that it damages the kidneys. It is also carcinogenic.

Stachybotrys -A greenish-black mold known for its production of the highly toxic mycotoxins.

  • This mold can grow on materials with high cellulose and low nitrogen content such as gypsum board, paper, fiberboard, and ceiling tiles.
  • Two of the more common mycotoxins produced by Stachybotrys are roridin E and verrucarin.
  • In addition to these mycotoxins, the fungus produces nine phenyl spirodrimanes, as well as cyclosporine, which are potent immunosuppressors.
  • These immunosuppressors, along with the mycotoxin trichothecenes may be responsible for the high toxicity of Stachybotrys.

Fusarium -Grows worldwide on many different types of grains including corn and wheat.

  • Fusarium's major mycotoxins are zearalenone (ZEN) and fumonisin.
  • Fusarium fungi grow best in temperate climate conditions.
  • They require lower temperatures for growth than Aspergillus.
  • Symptoms can include abdominal distress, malaise, diarrhea, emesis, and death.
  • ZEN possesses estrogenic effects and has been implicated in reproductive disorders.
  • Exposure to mycotoxins from Fusarium can lead to both acute and chronic effects.
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Still have questions? FAQs

Once you receive your at-home lab test, please follow the instructions provided to register your test. Once sample(s) are sent to one of our CLIA certified labs, it will take approximately 3 weeks for your results to be returned, during which time you will receive information on how to schedule your one-one-one health coaching call.

We have compiled thorough FAQs for our at-home lab tests, which you can browse here: https://faq.equi.life/en-US/articles/lab-kit-faq-14490

For additional questions, you can contact us at support@equi.life.We have compiled thorough FAQs for our at-home lab tests, which you can browse here: https://faq.equi.life/en-US/articles/lab-kit-faq-14490

For additional questions, you can contact us at support@equi.life.