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Dichloromethane, or Methylene Chloride, is a man-made chemical, used as an industrial solvent and paint stripper. It may also be found in some aerosol and pesticide products and is used in the manufacture of photographic film. It's a clear, colourless and non-flammable liquid which easily evaporates.
Excessive exposure to dichloromethane may affect the blood, brain, digestive system, eye, heart, kidney, liver and skin, and may have possible carcinogenic effects. Our test measures level of Dichloromethane to establish if they are at dangerous levels. This is done by looking for traces of something called carboxyhemoglobin; the chemical found in the blood as the body begins to process methylene chloride.
We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your urine sample.
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Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.
Your Dichloromethane test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your urine sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your urine sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.
Your urine sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.
Our medical team will comment on out-of-range urine test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Dichloromethane test results can be downloaded for your doctor.
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