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Heptachlor Laboratory tests can detect heptachlor in blood, fat, breast milk and body tissues. These tests may show low, moderate, or excessive exposure to these compounds, but cannot tell the exact amount you were exposed to, or whether there will be an adverse effects. These tests are not routinely available at the doctor's office because they require special equipment available at specialized laboratories. Most often, the test for heptachlor epoxide is used because heptachlor is quickly changed into heptachlor epoxide in your body. Blood samples are used most often because they are easy to collect. These tests are specific for heptachlor and heptachlor epoxide. However, heptachlor is both a breakdown product and a component of chlordane. So if heptachlor and heptachlor epoxide are measured in the blood, the actual exposure could have been to chlordane. Methods for measuring heptachlor and heptachlor epoxide in body fat are more precise and can detect lower levels than tests that measure levels in blood

 


Structure formula of Heptachlor


3D structure of Heptachlor