TESTING FOR POISONS AND CONTAMINANTS
If you suspect you are being poisoned, Toxicology and DNA Global Services offers Poison Test service with our forensic experts and deliver forensic toxicology reports that are admissible in a court of law.
There is a myriad of places that poisons and toxic substances can be introduced to our bodies. These undesirable substances can wreak havoc on the human body. The vast majority of these substances can be acquired with minimal effort, but can have major impacts on our health and well being:
- Arsenic poison
- Antifreeze also known as ethylene glycol
- Eye Drops
- Common household cleaners (especially mixtures)
- alcohol (both grain alcohol and types not intended for human consumption such as rubbing alcohol or alcohol used for cleaning)
- Pesticides (such as rodent killers)
- Insecticides (especially cock roach sprays)
- Insect, arachnoid, and reptile venom
- Personal care products
- Wild mushrooms
We utilize gold-standard testing methods combined with standardized data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA), College of American Pathologists (CAP), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Clinical Laboratory Improvement (CLIA), and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Our lab testing methods include but are not limited to ICPMS, GC/MS, LCMS, and Microscopic Analysis.
The following is a list of some of the most popular forensic toxicology testing we can perform on biological samples such as hair, nails, or other bodily tissue or even non-biological samples such as food or liquid (including unknown pills or powders).
- Trace Metals (21): Quantitative Heavy Metals Testing a 21-metal panel
- Thorough Trace Metals (30): Quantitative Heavy Metals Testing a 30-metal panel
- Unknown Substances and Other Contaminants: An unknown chemicals and toxins confirmatory scan that contains over 2000 substances known to be harmful to the human body.
- Illicit and Prescription Drugs: This test is a panel containing over 100 prescription, OTC, and illicit drugs.
- Ethylene Glycol: This panel is a standalone test for antifreeze and corresponding metabolites.
- Tetrahydrozoline /imidazoline: This panel is a standalone test for the active ingredient in nasal sprays and eye drops that have been determined in historical poisoning cases.
If you have experienced any unexplained health complaints such as numbness and tingling in the extremities, gastrointestinal disturbance, nausea, vomiting, metallic taste in the mouth/tongue, dizziness/vertigo, blue lips, or lethargy and lack of energy, please contact us to find out how we can help. Your health is your concern—but we can help by finding answers for your unexplained health concerns. Contact Poison Control right away if you suspect a poisoning.