Mycotoxins and urine testing

 

Of recent, a lot of research activities have been on regarding diagnosis of mycotoxicosis in man or livestock. Detecting the particular mycotoxin eg aflatoxin, fumonisin  may be  the expected alarm that could send victims on an endless spending errands focussing on chemotherapy . Blood and urine are regular candidates of such test

However, the  National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), a part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),noted that these test results can lead to “misinformation and fear in the workplace; incorrect diagnoses; unnecessary, inappropriate and potentially harmful medical interventions; and unnecessary or inappropriate environmental and occupational evaluations.”

Also the US  FDA has not approved any urine test for mycotoxins. The CDC warns that such tests have not been approved for diagnostic purposes, meaning that you can’t trust them to tell you if anything is wrong with you or what to do about it.

Be guided, seek advice from professionals

Source:
“Use of Unvalidated Urine Mycotoxin Tests for the Clinical Diagnosis of Illness — United States, 2014.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, February 20, 2015, http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6406a7.htm

 

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