Phthalates & Parabens Profile – Urine (Test Code 4101)

The Phthalates & Parabens Profile can help identify everyday exposure to toxins from the use of items such as personal care products and plastic food containers. Environmental toxins should be evaluated as a “first step” in assisting the patient to get their life back on track. Phthalates and parabens can be found in everyday products such as children’s toys, cosmetics, cleaning products, perfumes, plastic food containers, shampoos/conditioners, makeup and personal care creams.


• butylparaben
• ethylparaben
• methylparaben
• mono-(2-ethyl-5-hydroxyhexyl) phthalate (MEHHP)
• mono-(2-ethyl-5-oxohexyl) phthalate (MEOHP)
• mono-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (MEHP)
• mono-ethyl phthalate (MEtP)
• propylparaben

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Turnaround Time:12-15 business days

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The Phthalates and Parabens is an important test to assess for patient exposure to phthalates and parabens as it is a far more common health concern than you may realise. Some of us may not even know that on our day to day lives the phthalates and parabens that we are exposed to and the potential impact it may have on our body. Phthalates and parabens are often classified as xenoestrogens, foreign compounds in the body functioning as endocrine disruptors by binding specifically to estrogen receptors.

Common Conditions:

• Endometriosis
• Infertility
• Breast cancer
• Ovarian cancer
• Prostate cancer
• Testicular cancer
• Decreased sperm count
• Liver toxicity
• Immune effects such as allergies and asthma
• Reproductive toxicity
• Pubertal development



NutriPATH practices in the usual practitioner-referral system for pathology laboratories. Patients are highly recommended to seek the supervision and guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner for the interpretation of any lab results and associated information. NutriPATH can offer assistance in locating a suitable practitioner.




Metabolites of di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (MEHHP, MEHP, MEOHP, MEtP)