Join The Glyphosate Biobank – Test Your Urine
For the first time in the U.S., The Detox Project, in coordination with Arizona based laboratory MetricBio, is enabling the public to test their urine for the World’s most used herbicide – glyphosate and to join the Glyphosate Biobank that will help future generations.
Step 1: Test Your urine for glyphosate
Register on the MetricBio website to join the research (pay for and receive your urine testing kit).
Step 2: Join the first ever Glyphosate Biobank
Agree to participate anonymously in multiple possible future global studies on glyphosate’s effects on human health – with just 1 urine sample and just 1 payment. Join the first ever Glyphosate Biobank to help this and future generations!
Step 3: Receive your results online
The results of the levels of glyphosate in your urine will be ready within 4-6 weeks of your sample arriving in the MetricBio laboratory.
Why is this research being promoted by The Detox Project?
Following The Detox Project’s work in coordination with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) in 2015, which produced the first ever validated data on levels of glyphosate in urine across the U.S. , we are now moving on to a much larger glyphosate study in coordination with MetricBio.
The new study being performed by MetricBio is again involving the general public but this time we are not only giving you the opportunity to find out the level of glyphosate in your urine, we are also enabling you to be part of a ground-breaking Glyphosate Biobank, which will aim to help this and future generations to find out details about the health effects of glyphosate.
What Is the Glyphosate Biobank?
Your participation in this study supports a knowledge-based approach to understanding glyphosate exposure in the general U.S. population. Only by sampling a large pool of individuals can we achieve a true representation of exposure levels.
But it’s not just an exposure study; it is also an opportunity to create a game-changing resource for the entire glyphosate research community and individuals concerned about its widespread use.
If you choose, your urine sample will form the cornerstone of a Biobank — a biological sample warehouse — that when sufficiently stocked will become freely available to researchers around the globe who wish to conduct additional studies on how exposure impacts health.
Biobank samples could also prove useful in other health-related studies that look to add glyphosate exposure as a co-variable by adding exposure data.
- This exposure and Biobank study will collect data from around the U.S. and make the data public for all to see and understand
- You can choose to opt-in to store your sample in the Biobank to allow further research to be conducted on your sample. This magnifies the effect of your participation and enables many more research questions to be answered instead of just a single question in a traditional study
- You can choose to be contacted and participate in other research that will help researchers publish data to further the knowledge on various scientific questions
- Participation in this study is a way for you to make a difference, this is one way you can help if this issue is important to you
Who are MetricBio?
MetricBio is a sister company of the World famous Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen).
MetricBio specializes in proteomics and small molecule analysis using mass-spectrometry. It is staffed by scientists and researchers who deploy proteomics and metabolomics — the large-scale study of proteins and metabolites, both essential building blocks of life critical in health and disease.
The MetricBio team, based in Phoenix, Arizona, collectively has over 65 years of biomedical experience and is dedicated to the highest standards of research.
MetricBio is equipped with the latest technology to achieve quantitative measurement at high sensitivity to determine the concentration of biomolecules including glyphosate in various human tissues and biofluids, and assess their impact on the human body.
How low can we detect?
The urine testing method is validated LC-MS/MS with a Limit of Detection (LOD) of 0.4 ppb and Limit of Quantification (LOQ) of 0.8 ppb.
What is the cost to participate?
The cost of participation in this study and Biobank is $125.
There are currently no available government sources of funding to conduct this research, so we need your help.
This project aims to help influence the future of chemical safety in America and this can only be done with your participation.
Price for Urine Testing and Joining the Glyphosate Biobank: $125
Disclaimer: The Detox Project is the exclusive promoter of the MetricBio glyphosate testing. The Detox Project is not performing the laboratory testing on samples or receiving the payment for testing, therefore we have no liability for the results of the testing themselves, or how the results of the testing are used, or for payments made to MetricBio by testing participants. The Detox Project does not have any access to the personal information that you supply to MetricBio.