Add-on to the OAT Test, the GPL-TOX screens for the presence of 172 different toxic chemicals from a single urine sample and is useful in assessing mitochondrial damage related to environmental toxin exposure.
If abnormalities are detected, the treatment plan can include supplements, such as vitamins and antioxidants, and dietary and lifestyle modification.
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 172 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.