This test measures levels of TDI, MDI, and HDI. TDI, MDI, and HDI are three of the most frequently used isocyanates in industry.
The isocyanates are used primarily as starting materials for a variety of manufacturing processes, including the production of plastics, polyurethane, foams, and electrical wire insulation. Isocyanates are also common components of paints and other durable and protective finishes, adhesives, and elastomers in automobile bumpers, printing rolls, and coated fabrics.
Exposure can occur at any stage from the initial manufacturer of the isocyanates to their final use in various production processes. Exposure can also occur from the application of paints and polyurethanes, from the handling and machining of foams, and from the combustion of these materials.
Exposure to isocyanates may cause 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) may also follow exposure to isocyanates. Other effects associated with isocyanate exposure are hypersensitive pneumonitis, chronic pulmonary disease, and contact dermatitis (following direct skin contact).
Isocyanates exposure at work-fabric, paint, chemical industry.
No special preparation is necessary prior to blood sample collection.
Hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI)-specific IgE – TC – 37917
Methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI)-specific IgE – TC – 37918
Toluene diisocyanate (TDI)-specific IgE – TC – 37919
Estimated Turn Around For Results:
2-10 Business Days
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