The body continually attempts to eliminate chemical toxins through enzymatic processes in the liver. Urinary D-glucaric acid, a by product of Phase I detoxification, can indicate 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, liver disease and the ability of the liver to eliminate toxins.
Please refrain from taking non-essential medications, dietary supplements, and alcohol for at least 72 hours prior to specimen collection (only stop taking prescription medications after discussing with your doctor).
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Early morning mid-stream urine specimen (refrigerate if there's any delay before sending, do not freeze)
Postal Samples Acceptable:
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