Glyphosate – Water

Test Details

Lab Company: The Great Plains Laboratory
Sample Type: Water
Collection Location: At Home

This is a single-marker test measuring glyphosate. Glyphosate is the world’s most widely produced herbicide and is the primary toxic chemical in Roundup™, as well as in many other herbicides.    

🔑 Key Details 📦 Shipping
Preparation & Timing 📊 Results
🧪 Collection Instructions 📚 More Resources
💳 Requisition & Payment
💬 Questions?

Key Details 

  • Samples may only be shipped Monday through Thursday.
  • DO NOT fill out any information on gplforms.com.

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Preparation & Timing

  • Save the cardboard box - you will use this to ship back your sample.
  • Samples may only be shipped Monday through Thursday.

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Collection Instructions

  1. Choose the faucet from which you will collect water.
    1. Ideally, this should be the faucet from which you get your drinking water.
  2. Remove the cap from the collection tube.
  3. Set the cap down on a clean, dry surface with the inside facing up.
    1. DO NOT touch the inside of the tube.
    2. DO NOT touch the inside of the cap to your fingers or any surface.
  4. Turn the faucet on.
  5. Let the water run for 30 seconds. 
  6. Move the collection tube into the water stream to collect the sample.
  7. Fill the container 1/2 to 3/4 full. 
    1. DO NOT fill any more than 3/4 full. 
  8. Screw the lid on tightly. 
  9. Freeze the water sample and the provided gel pack for at least 4 hours. 
    1. Keep the sample in the freezer until you are ready to ship it. 
  10. When you are ready to ship, place the sample tube and absorbent sheet into the clear zip-lock bag.
  11. Place the frozen gel pack and the clear zip-lock bag into the silver thermo bag.
  12. Place the silver thermo bag and completed requisition form into the cardboard box. 
  13. Place the cardboard box in the provided FedEx Clinical Pak.

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Requisition & Payment

  • Your kit has been prepaid. You DO NOT need to pay anything extra.
  • Instructions on how to fill out your requisition can be found HERE.
    • Since you pre-paid for your tests, you do not need to fill in the payment information on any of these forms.
    • DO NOT fill out any information on gplforms.com.

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Shipping

  • Your sample must be frozen for a minimum of 4 hours prior to shipping.
  • To prepare your sample for shipping,    
    • Place the sample tube into the clear zip-lock bag.
    • Place the absorbent sheet into the clear zip-lock bag.
    • Seal the clear zip-lock bag.
    • Place the frozen gel pack into the silver thermo bag.
    • Place the clear zip-lock bag into the silver thermo bag.
    • Seal the silver thermo bag.
    • Place the silver thermo bag into the cardboard box. 
    • Place the completed test requisition form into the box.
    • Seal the cardboard box. 
    • Place the cardboard box into the provided UPS Laboratory Pak.
  • Make a note of your tracking number (found on the Return Label) so that you can track your sample back to the lab.
  • Ship using UPS. 
    • You can take your samples to the nearest UPS location.
    • DO NOT place your samples in a UPS drop box. 
    • You can also schedule a UPS pickup by calling 1 (800) 742-5877.

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Results

  • Results should be released to your provider 3-4 weeks after samples are received at the lab. We cannot guarantee processing time. 
  • Your provider will notify you when your results are in and schedule a follow-up appointment for you to review them together. 
  • Your provider may choose to release your results to you. Rupa cannot release your results without provider authorization.

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More Resources

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Questions?

For general questions, email Rupa Health at support@rupahealth.com. For test-specific questions, contact The Great Plains Laboratory by calling 1-800-288-0383 or chatting with support