The Organophosphates Profile is a urine test that identifies a patient's prolonged exposed to organophosphate pesticides. The Organophosphates Profile uncovers exposure to these pesticides, insecticides, and herbicides to determine if avoidance and detoxification are needed for optimal health.
Organophosphate pesticides/insecticides are nerve agents that inactivate an important enzyme which is essential to nerve function. This can cause neurodevelopment disorders in small children and fetuses. Though organophosphates degrade rapidly when exposed to sunlight, air, and soil, chronic toxicity can still occur as these chemicals are used on food crops, orchards, and food storage centers.
Why Use the Organophosphates Profile?
Organophosphates from pesticides can be hazardous to the neurological development of children and babies in the womb, producing lower IQs. Other adverse health effects caused by pesticides include chronic fatigue, asthma, wheeze, immune system disorders, impaired memory, disorientation, depression, irritability, flu-like symptoms, and may increase risk of cancer and Alzheimer's disease. Most exposure to organophosphates occurs from ingestion through the food supply. Direct dermal exposure can also occur for people that work directly with these chemicals.
Organophosphate pesticides are metabolized into the six dialkyl phosphates that show up in urine samples:
- Dimethylthiophosphate (DMTP)
- Dimethyldithiophosphate (DMDTP)
- Diethylthiophosphate (DETP)
- Diethyldithiophosphate (DEDTP)
Symptoms of Organophosphate Pesticide Exposure Include:
- Muscle twitching
- Poor coordination
- Neurodevelopment disorders
- Immune system disorders
First Morning Urine, 12 ml, refrigerated