Unfortunately, there's no way to avoid environmental toxins altogether. Toxins are normal as long as they remain outside of the body. Environmental toxins can come from many sources, including the following:

  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Fluids
  • Metals
  • Radiation
  • Pesticides

Find the right environmental toxin testing with Ulta Lab Tests and order directly to get reliable, low-cost blood work and confidential testing. 


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Boron, Urine

Clinical Significance

Boron is used in cleaning agents, preservatives, and fungicides. Boron may cause dermatitis, cough, and shortness of breath. Most is excreted by the kidney.


Patient Preparation

Avoid exposure to gadolinium based contrast media for 48 hours prior to sample collection


Approximately 1 in every 2500 individuals has inherited a defective enzyme or a deficiency of the enzyme (Pseudocholinesterase) that metabolizes succinylcholine (an anesthetic agent). With a "normal" dosage, these individuals have prolonged apnea. Such individuals are responsive at much smaller concentrations of this anesthetic agent than the general population. Low concentrations of Pseudocholinesterase are observed in individuals exposed to organophosphorous insecticides and in patients with hepatic dysfunction.

True Cholinesterase (RBC and plasma) activity is decreased in individuals with exposure to organophosphorous insecticides. True Cholinesterase, found in erythrocytes and nerve tissue, is responsible for inactivating acetylcholinesterase at nerve endings. With decreased enzyme activity, patients may display a range of nervous system dysfunction. Analysis of RBC and serum or plasma activity is useful in monitoring exposure and recovery.

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This assay is useful to monitor exposure to chromium, progress of medical treatment or determine nutritional status.

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Cobalt is part of our diet. Approximately 85% of absorbed cobalt is excreted in the urine and the remainder eliminated in stool. Toxicity may occur in select industrial

Uranium, Urine

Patient Preparation
Avoid exposure to gadolinium based contrast media for 48 hours prior to sample collection

Preferred Specimen(s)
1 mL urine collected in an acid-washed or metal-free container

Minimum Volume
0.4 mL

Collection Instructions
Avoid exposure to gadolinium based contrast media for 48 hours prior to sample collection

Transport Container
Plastic container (acid-washed or trace metal-free)

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Clinical Significance

Culture, Urine, Routine (REFLEX) - This culture is designed to quantitate the growth of significant bacteria when collected by the Clean Catch Guidelines or from indwelling catheters.  Quantitative culturing of urine is an established tool to differentiate significant bacteruria from contamination introduced during voiding. This test has a reference range of less than 1,000 bacteria per mL. More than 95% of Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) are attributed to a single organism. Infecting organisms are usually present at greater that 100,000 per mL, but a lower density may be clinically important. In cases of UTI where more than one organism is present, the predominant organism is usually significant and others are probably urethral or collection contaminants. When multiple organisms are isolated from patients with indwelling catheters, UTI is doubtful and colonization likely.


If culture is positive, CPT code(s): 87088 (each isolate) will be added with an additional charge.  Identification will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 87077 or 87140 or 87143 or 87147 or 87149).

Antibiotic susceptibilities are only performed when appropriate (CPT code(s): 87181 or 87184 or 87185 or 87186).

  • ORG ID 1. $ 12.45 
  • ORG ID 2. $ 23.95 
  • PRESUMPTIVE ID 1. $ 12.45 
  • PRESUMPTIVE ID 2. $ 23.95 
  • SUSC-1  $14.95 
  • SUSC-2  $28.95

Did you know that there are more than 400 different environmental chemicals that scientists have discovered in human samples? They run through our body in urine, breast milk, blood, and other fluids.

You may not be able to see all of the toxins in the air, but they're there, and they can cause harm to your body, especially if the toxins build up in your body over time

You need environmental toxin blood tests to ensure that you don't have too many environmental toxins in your system. These can help you determine whether or not you need to detoxify your body.

To learn more about environmental toxins and environmental toxin testing, keep reading.

What Are Environmental Toxins?

Environmental toxins, also known as toxicants, are substances that form outside of the human body. They can enter the human body via inhalation, digestion, and absorption.

Too much of these toxicants can cause acute or chronic toxic overload, causing a variety of signs and symptoms.

It's also important to note that some environmental toxins can cause cancer, endocrine disruption, and other harmful conditions. It's best to stay away from these toxins and detox as needed.

Risk Factors for Environmental Toxins

Because environmental toxins are all around us, they're hard to avoid. However, there are a few factors that can make us more susceptible to them:

  • Genetic predisposition
  • Polluted environment
  • Poor diet
  • Poor liver health
  • Poor kidney health
  • Poor microbiome diversity
  • Old age
  • Obesity
  • Inactivity
  • Immunodeficiency

If you have one or many of these risk factors, you should screen yourself for environmental toxins. Without proper environmental toxin testing, you may not be able to catch toxin overload until it's too late.

Causes of Environmental Toxins

Unfortunately, there's no way to avoid environmental toxins completely. Toxins are normal as long as they remain outside of the body. Environmental toxins can come from many sources, including the following:

  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Fluids
  • Metals
  • Radiation
  • Pesticides

A lot of environmental toxins are man-made and should be avoided to prevent them from entering the body. Once toxins enter the human body, they become dangerous.

This could happen if you aren't wearing the proper attire while working with environmental toxins. You may be eating food that has harmful toxins on it. You could inhale toxins as you're taking a walk outside in a polluted city.

Environmental toxins come from everywhere. The key is to minimize your risk by buying quality food and breathing quality air.

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Environmental Toxins?

Environmental toxins can cause systemic problems within your body, meaning that they may affect all aspects of your body and its functioning. Thus, the signs and symptoms of environmental toxins are plentiful:

  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Sore throat
  • Respiratory problems
  • Loss of balance
  • Mental health issues
  • Eye irritation
  • Headache
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle weakness
  • Skin Rashes
  • Problems with sleeping
  • Vision changes
  • Memory problems
  • Difficulty concentrating

Because of all of these signs and symptoms, toxic overload is hard to diagnose. Your physician may test you for several other conditions before considering environmental toxins.

This is why it's important to advocate for yourself and get environmental toxin blood tests if you're experiencing a myriad of vague symptoms like those mentioned above.

How Are Environmental Toxins Diagnosed?

To diagnose toxic overload or another condition involving environmental toxins, you need blood and urine tests to look at what toxins may be building up in your system.

Your physician may also ask questions about your quality of life.

They may ask about where you get your water and food. They may ask about where you work and whether or not you're exposed to environmental toxins on a daily basis.

These questions can help them determine the kinds of toxins that may show up in your results. By figuring out where these toxins came from, you and your physician can make better decisions about your health moving forward.

The Lab Tests to Screen, Diagnose, and Monitor Environmental Toxins

At Ulta Lab Tests, we have a toxic metal panel that looks for six different biomarkers in your urine:

  1. Arsenic
  2. Cadmium
  3. Cobalt
  4. Lead
  5. Mercury
  6. Thallium

Other than this panel, you can look for environmental toxins by identifying several pollutants in the environment. These can show up on blood and urine tests as they make their way through the body:

  • Organochlorine pesticides like perchlorate and DDA
  • Organophosphate pesticides like DEDTP and DEP
  • Other pesticides and herbicides like glyphosate and 3PBA
  • Plasticizers and preservatives like MEP and MEOHP
  • Parabens like methylparaben and ethylparaben
  • Acrylic metabolites like NAE and NACE
  • Other metabolites like NADB and NAPR

If there is an overload of these kinds of substances in your system, it may be time to talk to your doctor about a detox. If these substances continue to build up in your body, they could lead to more serious conditions like cancer.

Environmental toxins are normal, but they shouldn't be building up in your body. Finding abnormal amounts in your bloodstream or urine could mean that there's more going on. If your test is positive, it's time to figure out where all of the toxins are coming from so that you can avoid them in the future.

Get Your Environmental Toxin Blood Tests With Ulta Lab Tests 

If you feel that you may have been exposed to environmental toxins, you need to get a diagnosis as quickly as possible. The longer that those toxins build up in your system, the worse the outcome may be.

To test yourself for environmental toxins, you need to order environmental toxin blood tests. Our environmental toxin test at Ulta Lab Tests will give you accurate and reliable results that you can use to make more informed decisions about your health.

Plus, there's a lot to love about Ulta Lab Tests:

  • You'll get secure and confidential results
  • You don't need health insurance
  • You don't need a physician's referral
  • You'll get affordable pricing
  • We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee

Order your environmental toxin blood test today, and you'll get your results securely and confidentially online. We deliver results within 24 to 48 hours for most tests.

Take control of your health with Ulta Lab Tests today!