Specialty Chemistry FAQ

Environmental Pollutant Testing - Food Restrictions

Are there any food restrictions prior to testing?
Avoid food products containing the following preservatives 48 hours prior to urine collection:

Sorbic Acid/Sorbate (E 200-203)
Benzoic Acid/Sodium Benzoate (E 210-213)


What are the age restrictions for testing?
Not suitable for ages younger than 2 years.

Organic Acid Testing - Food Restrictions

Beverages
Tea & Coffee
Alcoholic Beverages
Juices (see vegetable & fruit list below)

Seeds/Nuts
Walnuts
Pecans

Vegetables & Fruits
Avocado (Guacamole)
Tomato
Banana
Grapes/Raisins
Kiwi
Pineapple
Plantain
Plums/Prunes

Other
Aged and Processed Cheeses
Jell-O®
Vanilla Extract
Ketchup


Are there any food restrictions prior to testing?
The following list of food items are advised to be avoided for 48 hours prior to collection.
Questions regarding diet and allergy are directed towards the healthcare practitioner.
What are the age restrictions for testing?
Not suitable for ages younger than 2 years.

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