Is there a medical test to show if I have perfluorinated compounds in my body? What would the test tell me?
Perfluorinated compounds can be measured in your blood, but this is not a routine test that most doctors know how to order. Perfluorinated compounds are found at low levels in almost everyone’s blood. Perfluorinated compounds can stay in the blood for several years after you were exposed. Testing can tell if a person’s perfluorinated compound level is lower than, similar to, or higher than the blood levels of the general population. However, results of blood tests don’t show whether you might have health problems from exposure to perfluorinated compounds.