01355 - Phthalates (plasticizers)

Material & Volume
  • Urine, 10ml
Clinical Information

Phthalates are used as plasticizers for plastics such as PVC, nitrocellulose or synthetic rubber.
When assessing phthalates, a distinction must be made between low molecular weight (DEHP, DBP and others) and higher molecular weight phthalates (DINP, DIDP, DPHP and others).
Low molecular weight phthalates are considered as problematic compounds because of their suspected hormonal effects (infertility, obesity and diabetes in men). It has not been ruled out that low-molecular phthalates, parabens and PCBs, among other things, disturb the hormone balance of male fetuses and children and thus lead to feminization. Other studies have suggested that phthalates may be a risk factor for preterm birth.

Related analyses
Description Material
MEHP (Mono-2-ethylhexyl-phthalat) Urine
MnBP (Mono-n-butylphthalat) Urine
MiBP (Mono-iso-butylphthalat) Urine
MBzP (Monobenzylphthalat) Urine
5-OH-MEHP Urine
5-OXO-MEHP Urine
5-Carboxy-MEHP Urine
Product names
Analyses groups
  • plasticizers plastics phthalates
Position / Price
Position: Mandatory provision
Price: CHF 246.00
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CHF 24.00
Executing laboratory
External service
Execution time
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