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Volatile Solvents – Blood (Test Code 4104)

The Volatile Solvents Profile can help identify a patient's prolonged exposure to the most commonly found volatile solvents that have been shown to cause serious health problems. Volatile solvents are routinely used in industrial processes to manufacture consumer products. A solvent is a liquid or gas used to dissolve a solid, liquid, or gas to create a new solution. Air and water pollution are common routes of exposure in both our homes and workplaces. We are also exposed by inhalation or ingestion of car exhaust, paints, glues, adhesives, and lacquer thinners.

 

Analytes:

• 2-methylpentane & 3-methylpentane
• Benzene
• Ethylbenzene
• N-Hexane
• Styrene
• Toluene

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Patient Brochure

Overexposure or chronic exposure to volatile solvents damages the central nervous system and causes chemical-driven liver and kidney damage. Benzene, in particular, has a severe toxic effect on the haematological system and is a recognised human carcinogen. Other solvents contribute to atrophy of skeletal muscles, loss of coordination, vision problems, and depression of the central nervous system.

Common Conditions:

• Aplastic anaemia
• Atrophy of skeletal muscles
• B-cell malignancies
• Blood dyscrasis
• Bone marrow damage
• Cancer
• Chemical bronchitis
• Chromosomal aberrations
• Cognitive disorders
• Conjunctivitis
• Corneal erosion
• Defatting dermatitis
• Dermatitis
• Erectile dysfunction
• Erythema
• Fatigue

 

 

NOTICE TO PATIENTS

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.

 

Analytes

Volatile Solvents (Benzene, Ethylbenzene, Styrene, Toluene, m,p-Xylene, o-Xylene, Hexane, 2-Methylpentane, 3-Methylpentane, Iso-octane)