GPL Popular Tests
The Organic Acids Test (OAT) provides information about the body’s biochemical balance by measuring metabolic byproducts in urine. The 76 metabolites, including creatinine, detected in the OAT can indicate vitamin and hormone metabolism, bacterial and fungal overgrowth, energy cycle function, and neurotransmitter functionality. Our Organic Acids Test also includes exclusive markers for HPHPA and oxalates. Specimens from individuals with a chronic illness, allergic condition, or neurological disorder often have one or more abnormal organic acids. Some organic compounds are produced by an overgrowth of gastrointestinal yeast or bacterial species due to impaired immune function, exposure to broad-spectrum antibiotics, or high consumption of simple carbohydrates. The OAT reliably detects the overgrowth of yeast and bacteria species commonly missed by conventional culture methods. These organisms and their metabolites can produce or magnify symptoms of many medical conditions. Identification of yeast or bacterial overgrowth paired with successful treatment increases the chance of recovery.
Mycotoxins are metabolites produced by fungi like mold, which can infest buildings, vehicles, and foodstuffs. They are some of the most prevalent toxins in the environment. Unfortunately, mycotoxins are resistant to heat and many processing procedures. Diseases and symptoms linked to mycotoxin exposure include fever, pneumonia-like symptoms, heart disease, rheumatic disease, asthma, sinusitis, cancer, memory loss, vision loss, chronic fatigue, skin rashes, depression, ADHD, anxiety, and liver damage. The MycoTOX Profile screens for 11 different mycotoxins, from 40 species of mold, in one urine sample. It uses the power of advanced mass spectrometry (MS/MS), which is necessary to detect lower levels of these fungal toxins.
Because exposure to environmental pollutants has been linked to many chronic diseases, The Great Plains Laboratory has created GPL-TOX, a toxic non-metal chemical profile that screens for the presence of 173 different toxic chemicals including organophosphate pesticides, phthalates, benzene, xylene, vinyl chloride, pyrethroid insecticides, acrylamide, perchlorate, diphenyl phosphate, ethylene oxide, acrylonitrile, and more. This profile also includes Tiglylglycine (TG), a marker for mitochondrial disorders resulting from mutations of mitochondrial DNA. These mutations can be caused by exposure to toxic chemicals, infections, inflammation, and nutritional deficiencies.
Elevated levels of IgG (Immunoglobulin G) antibodies are associated with a wide variety of illnesses. Symptoms ranging from headache and nausea to seizure and hyperactivity may occur hours or even days after the offending food has been ingested. The complete elimination of IgG positive foods may result in important improvements in symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, autism, AD(H)D, cystic fibrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and epilepsy, as demonstrated in numerous clinical studies.
Our newly updated IgG Food MAP, now has revolutionary XMAP® immunofluorescent bead technology. It assesses sensitivity to a 190 foods including foods in common American, Asian, and Mediterranean diets. The added hemp marker speaks to the exponential increase in the number of people consuming it as a food source or as medical CBD. GPL’s xMAP® immunoassay with fluorescence readout has proven to be even more sensitive than ELISA tests. The IgG Food MAP detects all food antibodies with greater precision than ELISA tests thanks to the superior technology. This assay is also environmentally friendly, reducing plastic pollution.
This test analyzes for both IgM and IgG antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the Novel Coronavirus that causes the disease, COVID-19. It is a fully automated immunoassay that looks at immunoglobulins produced by your body specific to the virus. The presence of immunoglobulin M or IgM antibodies indicates the patient recently contracted the virus, as IgM are the first to be produced in response to a pathogen. The presence of IgG antibodies indicates the patient was infected by the virus in the past, since IgG is only produced after IgM. The fact that the test can detect recent as well as a past infections is a
major benefit to the GPL test over RT-PCR testing. This test is also safer and less-invasive than the RT-PCR test.The added hemp marker speaks to the exponential increase in the number of people consuming it as a food source or as medical CBD. GPL’s xMAP® immunoassay with fluorescence readout has proven to be even more sensitive than ELISA tests. The IgG Food MAP detects all food antibodies with greater precision than ELISA tests thanks to the superior technology.
This assay is also environmentally friendly, reducing plastic pollution.
Glyphosate is the world’s most widely produced herbicide and is the primary toxic chemical in RoundupTM, as well as in many other herbicides. In addition, in 2014 Enlist DuoTM, a herbicide product which contains a2, 4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) salt and glyphosate, was approved for use in Canada and the U.S. for use on genetically modified soybeans and genetically modified maize, both of which were modified to be resistant to both 2,4-D and glyphosate. 2,4-D has many toxic effects of its own and can be measured in the GPL-TOX test. Our Glyphosate Test is done via urine sample and can be easily added on to other urine tests like the Organic Acids Test or GPL-TOX at a discounted rate.
Heavy metals toxicity, caused by increasing levels of environmental pollution, is a growing threat to the health and development of children. High levels of toxic metals deposited in body tissues, and subsequently the brain, may cause msignificant developmental and neurological damage. A Metals Hair Test is ideal for checking current exposure to toxic metals and for potential mineral deficiencies. All of our Metals Tests (available in hair, blood, urine, and fecal sample types) can help determine if metal toxicity is contributing to a disorder and whether a deficiency in minerals
is inhibiting metabolic processes.