Do I need a mycotoxin urine test if I’ve been exposed to toxic mold? About once a month, I get asked about mycotoxin urine testing for children and/or adults. Here’s my answer.
Although it isn’t a bad test, it should NOT be used as a stand-alone to determine what is going on in your home or in your body.
Here’s one of the reasons why: The urine mycotoxin test does NOT pinpoint when or where the exposure happened. I’ve also done consultations with a few families who had great results on their mycotoxin urine test, so their doctor moved on to test for other things and put mold in the back seat.
Why is this problematic? Well, if the body isn’t able to excrete the mycotoxins via the urine, the test may show very little. Children and adults who have issues with drainage and detoxification may not have alarming Mycotoxin testing results, but they can be extremely sick from mold, nevertheless.
So, at the end of the day, I don’t recommend that everyone do a mycotoxin urine test, especially families who are barely keeping afloat financially. It’s a waste of money. The only time I’d say that it might be useful is if it’s part of an assessment for a toxic mold court case. Even then, if the opposing side does their research, they can get your mycotoxin urine test results dismissed.
If your home, school, or office has mold, assume your body does too, and start taking steps to leave or properly remediate your environment.
I’d much rather spend money on leaving and purchasing a few supplements and herbs to help my body heal faster than spend money on a mycotoxin urine test.