Organic Acids – Environmental Pollutant Panel


Environmental pollutants tested in urine. Analytes measured: xylene, toluene, benzene, trimethybenzene, styrene and phthalates.



The price is for the Environmental Pollutants test only OR in combination with the Urinary Metabolic Profile. Please note: test results are delivered in the context of a professional consultation – either in our clinic, by zoom or to the registered health consultant you specify.

Volatile solvents are used commercially in the manufacture of plastics, paints, varnishes, resins, synthetic fibers, rubbers, lubricants, dyes and industrial cleaning agents. They are a natural part of gasoline, airplane fuel and cigarette smoke.
Phthalates are used in the manufacture of plastics to allow for flexibility. They are widely used in personal care products and food packaging.
The Environmental Pollutants Profile (EPP) provides quantitative measurement of 6 select metabolites of volatile solvents:

  • xylene
  • toluene
  • benzene
  • trimethylbenzene
  • styrene
  • phthalates

Analysis is performed through GC/MS.
Available from a first morning dried urine spot specimen collection.

Note that the Environmental Pollutants test does NOT measure minerals or heavy metals. These are best tested using laboratory assessment of a hair sample, or by a separate urine test – please contact us.

Environmental Pollutant Testing – Food Restrictions

Avoid food products containing the following preservatives 48 hours prior to urine collection:

  • Sorbic Acid/Sorbate (E 200-203)
  • Benzoic Acid/Sodium Benzoate (E 210-213)

Are there age restrictions for testing?

  • Not suitable for ages younger than 2 years.

Organic Acid Testing – Food Restrictions

The following list of food items are advised to be avoided for 48 hours prior to collection.

  • Beverages: Tea & Coffee, Alcoholic Beverages, Juices (see vegetable & fruit list below)
  • Seeds/Nuts: Walnuts, Pecans
  • Vegetables & Fruits: Avocado (Guacamole), Tomato, Banana, Grapes/Raisins, Kiwifruit, Pineapple, Plantain, Plums/Prunes
  • Other: Aged and Processed Cheeses, Jelly/gelatin, Vanilla Extract, Ketchup/tomato sauce.

Questions regarding diet and allergy are directed towards the healthcare practitioner.

This test is not suitable for ages younger than 2 years.

Test results should be assessed by the practitioner in light of the patient’s full medical history.  Accordingly a consultation is required to discuss the results in the context of your current health.

A combination test of EPP and Urinary Metabolic Profile is also available.

For a sample report CLICK HERE

Additional information

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Pollutants Panel, Pollutants Panel + Organic Acids Test