Phthalate Analytes

Phthalate metabolites have short half-lives. To gain insight into long-term exposure, longitudinal measures in biospecimens are preferred. House dust and silicone wristbands are the most common environmental media analyzed, but other media (such as air samplers and soil) have also been used. For more details see Exposure to Phthalates.

Biospecimens: Volume requirements - typically 0.1-1.0 mL of urine

Core analytes (subset of analytes that will be measured and reported by any targeted HHEAR Lab Hub that provides Phthalate analysis in urine):

  • Mono-benzyl phthalate
  • Mono-n-butyl phthalate
  • Mono-carboxy isononyl phthalate
  • Mono-carboxy isooctyl phthalate
  • Mono-(3-carboxypropyl) phthalate (multiple)
  • Mono-(2-ethyl-5-carboxypentyl) phthalate
  • Mono-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate
  • Mono-(2-ethylhexyl) terephthalate
  • Mono-(2-ethyl-5-hydroxyhexyl) phthalate
  • Mono-(2-ethyl-5-oxohexyl) phthalate
  • Mono-ethyl phthalate
  • Mono-isobutyl phthalate

Other Phthalate analytes (analytes that can also be measured depending on the Lab Hub and the requested analytes) include but are not limited to:

  • Monocyclohexyl phthalate
  • Mono(7-carboxyheptyl) phthalate
  • Mono-2-(carboxymethyl) hexyl phthalate
  • Mono-2-ethyl-5-carboxypentyl terephthalate (DEHTP)
  • Mono-2-ethyl-5-hydroxyhexyl terephthalate (DEHTP)
  • Mono-2-heptyl phthalate
  • Mono-hexyl phthalate
  • Mono-isononyl phthalate
  • Mono-isopropyl phthalate
  • Mono-methyl phthalate
  • Mono-n-octyl phthalate
  • Mono-pentyl phthalate
  • Phthalic acid

Environmental Samples: Volume requirements - one gram of dust

  • Di-ethyl phthalate
  • Benzyl butyl phthalate
  • Dibutyl phthalate
  • Bis (2-ethylhexyl) adipate
  • Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate
  • Bis (2-ethylhexyl) terephthalate
  • Di-isobutyl phthalate
  • Di-isononyl phthalate
  • Di-methyl phthalate

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Targeted Analyses