Regardless of our efforts to avoid toxic chemicals, we are regularly exposed them in our environment and through our food. The body continually attempts to eliminate chemical toxins through enzymatic processes in the liver. Urinary D-glucaric acid, a byproduct of Phase I detoxification, is an indicator of chemical exposure to over 200 chemicals. Urinary mercapturic acids are excreted end products of Phase II detoxification. Together, assessment of these two analytes provides valuable information about exposure to xenobiotics and the ability of the liver to eliminate toxins. Also, the ratio of these two by-products of detoxification can tell us if Phase II liver detoxification has the nutrients necessary to process the often more toxic products of Phase I liver detoxification.
Indications for this test:
- Exposure to chemicals known and unknown
- Monitoring detoxification
- Assessing liver health and detoxification capacity
- First morning urine collection
√ Lab Test
√ Doctor’s Review of Test Results
√ Doctor’s Recommended Course of Action
NOTE: This test is not available to residents of New York, Maryland or Rhode Island. Any orders originating from these states will automatically be canceled. Any samples originating from these states will be discarded.