Testing For Toxins: Detect Invisible Health Threats

Man pricking finger to take blood for detox lab test
Man pricking finger to take blood for detox lab test

Is toxin exposure impacting your wellness?

We’re all exposed to toxins, nearly every day. Often times, we have no idea how much of it we are exposed to, or what health risks they may pose. Since air pollution and other environmental toxins are often an invisible threat, it’s important to be proactive, so you can take necessary steps to ensure optimal health. Life Extension offers a number of tests to help identify toxin levels in your body. This is done with stool, blood or urine samples that can usually be collected and shipped from the privacy of your own home.

What can toxin tests tell you?

  • If you have an unhealthy build-up of heavy metals
  • Mold exposure
  • Exposure to a variety of environmental pollutants
  • Whether your liver is functioning optimally


How Life Extension lab testing works


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Lab Tests for Toxins

If you do test positive for a toxin, you can make adjustments in your environment and lifestyle to make sure detoxification is possible.

Discover your exposure to wide variety of toxic metals

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If you're concerned about the possibility of heavy metal accumulation in your body, the Toxic Metals Panel Fecal Test measures fecal levels of antimony, arsenic, beryllium, bismuth, cadmium, copper, lead, mercury, nickel, platinum, thallium, tungsten and uranium.

Measures blood levels of mercury, arsenic and aluminum

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Blood testing for aluminum, arsenic and mercury can identify safe levels as well as toxic levels of these heavy metals that we are sometimes exposed to in our environment.

Chronically ill? Could it be mold?

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At least 24% percent of the population has a genetically induced predisposition to become ill upon exposure to toxins from mold. The HLA-DR Mold Genetic Test evaluates genes that may determine our susceptibility to mold illness.

Panel for people working with a doctor who has training in mold illness

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Concerned about mold exposure? This panel tests for matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP9), transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1), melanocyte-stimulating hormone (MSH), antidiuretic hormone (ADH) and osmolality.

Environmental toxin exposure? This urine test will tell you

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Toxic pollutants affect our bodies several different ways. This test is an effective way to measure possible exposure to several common environmental pollutants.

Tests the blood for levels of the antioxidant tripeptide glutathione

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Glutathione is an antioxidant molecule that exists within cells, where it helps combat free radicals. Measurement of blood concentrations of glutathione can help guide dietary measures that boost levels of this beneficial compound.

Measures whole blood mercury to assess organic mercury exposure

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Mercury is a toxic element that has no known use in the body. To evaluate possible recent organic mercury exposure, whole blood mercury testing, as opposed to measurement of mercury in serum or plasma, is the preferred method of testing.

Tests the blood for potentially toxic levels of arsenic

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The whole blood arsenic test evaluates levels of the element arsenic, which can be toxic to the body at high levels. Long-term or industrial exposure to arsenic is associated with several health concerns.

Measures blood levels of the metal aluminum

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The metal aluminum has no known use in the human body and has been found to be elevated in the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients. Blood testing can assure us of safe levels or flag potential toxicity.

Measures blood levels of the trace mineral chromium

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Industrial exposure can elevate our levels of the trace mineral chromium, which is involved in metabolism--take this test if you are concerned.

Tests for cholinesterase, an enzyme that breaks down acetylcholine

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Concerned about your exposure to pesticides? This test measures blood levels of the enzyme cholinesterase, which breaks down the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.

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