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Xylene is a colourless, sweet-smelling liquid that is very flammable. It occurs naturally in petroleum and coal tar and is formed during forest fires.
Xylene affects the brain. High levels from exposure for short periods (14 days or less) or long periods (more than 1 year) can cause headaches, lack of muscle coordination, dizziness, confusion, and changes in one's sense of balance.
Exposure to high levels of xylene for short periods can also cause irritation of the skin, eyes, nose, and throat; difficulty in breathing; problems with the lungs; delayed reaction time; memory difficulties; stomach discomfort; and possibly changes in the liver and kidneys. It can cause unconsciousness and even death at very high levels.
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We will send you your Xylene blood, urine test sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.
Your Xylene test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood, 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 blood, urine sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.
Your blood, 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 blood, urine test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Xylene test results can be downloaded for your doctor.
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