Carrollton, TX, June 15, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Water damage, high humidity levels and other concerns may all promote the growth of mold in indoor spaces. While most people understand the need to professionally mitigate mold in indoor spaces, they may not fully grasp the potential certain molds and the mycotoxins they produce may have on health. Mycotoxin testing enables people to gain a clear picture of what contaminants they may have been exposed to and their potential for toxicity.
Dr. Dennis Hooper, laboratory director at RealTime Laboratories, recently weighed in on the topic. “Mycotoxins are toxins produced by mold and fungi,” Dr. Hooper explained. “Depending entirely on the mold exposure involved, the dangers posed by mycotoxins on humans range from no danger to potentially fatal. Testing by RealTime Laboratories provides a way to determine if exposure has led to human contamination. It may also alleviate contamination-related concerns entirely.”
“Testing for mycotoxins is simple, fast, safe and painless,” Dr. Dennis Hooper said. “A mycotoxin test panel that seeks out exposure to 15 of the most toxic mycotoxins produced by molds found in indoor environments can provide healthcare providers and patients crucial information they need to make informed decisions. Test results may, for example, help guide patient care and could identify the need for testing and decontamination in the affected indoor environment where exposure is suspected to have occurred. Depending on the mold type and mycotoxins found in the results, the knowledge could help stave off potentially serious illness by promoting property treatment and decontamination.”
When mycotoxin exposure is suspected or evident based on symptoms or known exposure, a urine panel test can provide the information doctors and patients need to act. Panel tests may be ordered by physicians. In some states, it is possible for patients concerned about exposure to order test kits for laboratory processing on their own. Results generally take about 10 business days to come back after a lab receives samples.
To learn more about testing for toxic mold exposure and the dangers mycotoxins may pose, visit RealTimeLab.com online.
About RealTime Laboratories Inc.
RealTime Labs (RTL) is the only clinical laboratory certified by CAP and CLIA to perform mycotoxin testing on humans. The test uses human urine and we perform an ELISA test to determine the presence or absence of 15 of the most toxic mycotoxins. The tests are generally ordered and given to the patient during an office visit. To date, more than 100,000 tests have been performed and our provider base is over 2000 physicians.