New PFAS blood test for sale for West Plains residents affected by the dangerous chemical

By Amanda Sullender | The Spokesman-Review | February 20, 2024

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"As West Plains residents have learned more about how PFAS has seeped into their groundwater for decades, many are still in the dark about how much of the chemicals are in their body.

Now, Quest Diagnostics is offering a PFAS blood test available to anyone 18 and older. Though costing several hundred dollars out of pocket, the service is a step toward accessibility for those at high risk of PFAS exposure.

“Scientists and the general public are increasingly aware that PFAS may be dangerous to human health, but access to quality, convenient testing to assess exposure is limited,” Quest Diagnostics Director of Drug Monitoring and Toxicology Dr. Jack Kain said in a statement."