Environmental Pollutants Test - FAQ

How do I go about EPP testing ?

You can purchase the home test kit from us and follow the instruction to collect the first-morning urine sample, and return it to us. You will receive the results within two weeks.

We will send your sample direct to the US lab for testing. You will receive the results within two weeks.

Do I need a doctor's prescription to have the EPP test done?

Doctor's prescription is not required for this test.

How can I ensure the urine collected in the strips will not be contaminated during transit ?

You should follow the instruction and place the sampled strip into the desiccant-containing kit as provided, seal it tightly and keep it at room temperature. In addition, our revolutionary Dip N‘ Dry collection strip produces more accurate test results. Comparison studies conducted between urine sample collected using Dip N‘ Dry collection strips and those in liquid form showed higher stability.

What should I avoid before sampling ?

Foods contain benzoic acid (benzoate) and sorbic acid (sorbate) preservatives should be avoided for 48 hours prior to urine collection. Foods or products contain such preservatives are, for example, canned foods, flavored drinks, baked goods, processed cheese slices and spreads, salad dressings and mayonnaise. In addition, you should also avoid excess fluid intake after your evening meal.

Can my kids take this EPP test ?

Yes, this EPP test is suitable for adults and children above 2 years of age. However, you should note that our test does not assess for neonatal inborn errors of metabolism.

Is the EPP test using the same reference ranges for both children and adult ?

No, we are not using a generalization based on the "average" population. Instead, our EPP test is both age and gender specific for the reference ranges. This elevates the accuracy of the test results for different individuals.

How accurate is urine as an indicator of my body status of toxicity ?

Exposure occurs when a chemical comes in contact with a person. A portion of that exposure dose is absorbed into the body, where it's distributed, metabolized and excreted in the urine. Environmental exposures to these toxins (parent compounds) result in increases in body burden that are reflected in urine, which is an accurate biomarker of exposure. Urine analysis is also a standard method of measuring chemical exposure as it is the medium which carries the various waste products that are filtered out of the blood system. Benzene exposure for example, is measured through urinary trans-muconic acid.

What information will the EPP report provide ?

The report will clearly show, in bar chat format, your toxic levels towards the 7 groups of toxic chemicals, namely, Xylene, Toluene, Benzene, Trimethylbenzene, Styrene, Phthalates and Parabens. You will also receive a comprehensive Interpretive Report, which included details on the possible sources of chemical exposure, a customized detoxification protocol and nutritional support program to optimize your chances of achieving balance and overall health. In most cases, avoid exposing to the toxic sources and follow the suggested nutrition support program for 3-4 months could help promoting better health.

What should I do if I have taken the test and the suggested detoxification protocol, and still could not find relief with my symptoms ?

You should take the report and consult your doctor if other factors could play a role in affecting your current health conditions.