The Purpose of an Isocyanate Blood Test
Isocyanates are used to manufacture a variety of materials, including plastics, polyurethane, foams, and electrical wire insulation. These chemicals are also found in paints, protective finishes, adhesives, and elastomers in automobile bumpers, coated fabrics, and printing rolls.
You can be exposed to isocyanates in these substances at any stage, from production to use and handling. Chronic overexposure may lead to chemical bronchitis, with initial symptoms of throat irritation, laryngitis, coughing, and chest pain or tightness. Asthma (with symptoms of wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath) is another potential complication of isocyanate overexposure.
Other related health issues include hypersensitivity pneumonitis, chronic pulmonary disease, and contact dermatitis (following direct skin contact). Isocyanate exposure testing can help monitor your levels and determine if you need treatment for any resulting medical conditions.
Isocyanate MDI (37918)
Isocyanate TDI (37919)
What Does Isocyanate Testing Measure?
This isocyanate detection blood test measures levels of toluene diisocyanate (TDI), methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI), and hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI), which are three of the most common isocyanates used in manufacturing.
Who Should Take an Isocyanate Detection Blood Test?
Isocyanate testing is recommended for anyone whose job puts them in close proximity to these chemicals.
Isocyanate Exposure Testing Preparation
There aren’t any special preparations required for the isocyanates profile blood test.
Isocyanate Blood Test Results
If your isocyanate levels are outside the normal ranges when you get your test results back, you can schedule a telehealth visit with a Personalabs doctor. Together, you can review the test report and discuss options for treatment.
Where Can I Get a Blood Test for Isocyanate Poisoning Near Me?
Personalabs specializes in health tests; we have more than 400 to choose from, including a wide selection of heavy metal tests, such as the blood test for isocyanate poisoning. And as a leading health test provider, we ensure your ordering process is streamlined and simplified:
Step 1: Shop Personalabs online and purchase the test you want. (You may not need authorization from a physician before buying the test, depending on the state where you live.) Be sure to download the corresponding lab order that you’ll need to bring to your test appointment
Step 2: Find the location near you among our 4,000-plus Labcorp and Quest Diagnostics partner sites across the country.
Step 3: Bring the test order to your appointment and give your blood sample.
Step 4: Check your confidential Personalabs account for your results, usually within 2 to 10 business days. (Contact us if you need us to reach out to your lab and help get your results back by a specific date.)
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