Toxic Effects CORE

Toxic body burden is the lifelong accumulation of chemicals to which we are exposed through our food, air, and environment. This accumulation is not without consequences, and chronic health conditions like autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases, as well as cancer and even diabetes, have been associated with ongoing exposure to environmental toxins.

Research suggests that this exposure begins very early in life. Once thought to be protected by the placental barrier, even infants have shown signs of in-utero toxic exposure. In fact, a 2005 Environmental Working Group (EWG) investigation found over 200 toxic compounds (in aggregate) in the cord blood of 10 newborns.

A comprehensive and cost-effective tool, Toxic Effects CORE narrows down the areas of toxic burden that could be related to chronic, intractable symptoms in your patients.

Test name(s):

1765 - Toxic Effects Chemical Occurrence & Related Exposure (CORE)*

Method: Urine: LC-MS-MS, Tandem Mass Spectometry; Serum/Whole Blood; Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectometry

*Not available in New York

Analyte List
2-methylpentane
3-methylpentane
4-Nonylphenol
Atrazine
Atrazine Mercapturate
Benzene
Bisphenol A
Butylparaben
DDE (p,p1)
DDT (p,p1)
Dieldrin
Diethyldithiophosphate (DEDTP)
Diethylthiophosphate (DETP)
Dimethyldithiophosphate (DMDTP)
Dimethylthiophosphate (DMTP)
Endosulfan Sulfate
Ethylbenzene
Heptachlor Epoxide
Hexachlorobenzene (HCB)
Mirex
N-Hexane
Oxychlordane
PCB 118
PCB 126
PCB 138
PCB 153
PCB 156
PCB 169
PCB 180
PCB 74
PCB 77
Styrene
Toluene
Trans-Nonachlor
Triclosan
Xylene
ethylparaben
methylparaben
mono-(2-ethyl-5-hydroxyhexyl) phthalate (MEHHP)
mono-(2-ethyl-5-oxohexyl) phthalate (MEOHP)
mono-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (MEHP)
mono-ethyl phthalate (MEtP)
propylparaben
CPT Codes  
Specimen Requirements
First Morning Urine, 12 ml, refrigerated
Serum, Serum Separator tubes
Whole Blood, 14ml, refrigerated, non-fasting