PFAS Exposure™ Blood Test, Self-Collected$249

The details on the PFAS test

What are PFAS?

Per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are manmade for their abilities to resist heat, stains, oil, and water. They can be found in your environment and the products you use. PFAS chemicals date back to the 1930s with a significant increase in manufacturing and distribution starting in the 1940s. There are currently thousands of PFAS chemicals found in consumer, commercial, and industrial products.

PFAS in the environment
PFAS in products
What are legacy compounds?
PFAS effects on health
Are there new PFAS to worry about?
What will my results tell me?
How accurate is this PFAS test?

Per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are manmade for their abilities to resist heat, stains, oil, and water. They can be found in your environment and the products you use. PFAS chemicals date back to the 1930s with a significant increase in manufacturing and distribution starting in the 1940s. There are currently thousands of PFAS chemicals found in consumer, commercial, and industrial products.

Take this at-home PFAS test if you...

are an active or retired firefighter
work or worked at a chemical manufacturing facility
live or lived near a military installation
work or worked in the carpeting or cleaning industry
consume carry out or fast food often
use or used nonstick cookware
wear water or stain-resistant clothing, uniforms, or shoes
work or worked in construction or food packaging
live in a community at risk for PFAS contamination
wax or waxed ski and sporting equipment

How PFAS testing works

Our 3-step process provides accurate PFAS results in the comfort of your home


Order online

Get your legacy PFAS test delivered to your doorstep in 5 business days with just a few clicks.


Collect and ship

Complete your finger prick collection at your home or work, and mail it to our lab via FedEx with a prepaid shipping label.


Get secure results

Receive your online test results within 90 days & get the clarity you deserve, confidentially.

The lab technology behind PFAS blood testing

General Approach
Collecting a sample
Data Processing

We, too, are concerned about PFAS exposure. We chose to partner with our Eurofins lab experts in PFAS testing in order to bring you the best PFAS home test kit.

With a simple finger stick, our lab can quantitatively determine PFAS concentration in capillary whole blood.

How to collect your PFAS blood sample

In 2 minutes flat with a simple finger prick at home or work

PFAS Questions?

Does PFAS cause cancer, liver damage, thyroid disease, fertility issues, and developmental delays?

There is no known causative evidence between PFAS and these diseases.

However, emerging, peer-reviewed research studies are creating stronger connections between PFAS exposure and major health problems in both adults and children.

Cancer + PFAS

PFAS exposure has been linked to kidney cancer, liver cancer, and testicular cancer.

Liver damage + PFAS

Studies have shown that exposure to PFAS chemicals can be linked to liver damage.

Thyroid disease + PFAS

New evidence suggests certain thyroid diseases and thyroid hormone disruption are associated with PFAS exposure.

Fertility + PFOS + PFOA

Fertility issues and various reproductive problems may be linked to PFOS and PFOA exposure.

Developmental delays + PFAS

A child’s exposure to PFAS may increase the risk of developmental delays.

Immunotoxicity + PFAS

The National Toxicology Program, under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has concluded that PFOS and PFOA are likely hazardous to the human immune system. Strong evidence suggests that these PFAS compounds hinder the body’s ability to use antibodies to protect itself.

High cholesterol + PFOA + PFOS

In recent years, peer-reviewed studies have indicated that higher cholesterol levels are associated with PFOA, PFOS, PFHxS, and PFNA exposure in humans.

What PFAS analytes are included in the lab report?

There are 16 PFAS compounds or analytes included in the lab report. The NHANES program, created by the CDC, analyzes these markers in their studies:

  • L-Perfluorooctanoic acid
  • Br-Perfluorooctanoic acid
  • Total PFOA
  • L-Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid
  • Br-Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid
  • Total PFOS
  • N-methylperfluorooctanesulfonamidoacetic acid (NMeFOSAA)
  • Perfluorodecanoic acid (PFDA)
  • Perfluorohexanesulfonic acid (PFHxS)
  • Perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA)
  • Perfluoroundecanoic acid (PFUnA)
  • 9CI-PF3ONS
  • 4,8-Dioxa-3H-perfluorononanoic acid (ADONA)
  • Hexafluoropropylene Oxide Dimer Acid (HFPO-DA)
  • Perfluoroheptanesulfonic acid (PFHpS)
  • Perfluorohexanoic acid (PFHxA)
What does the CDC do for PFAS blood testing?

The CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, plays a central role in PFAS blood testing in the United States. Here's the connection:

Recommending Blood Testing: The CDC recommends PFAS blood testing for both individuals and communities. For individuals, it can help gauge exposure and guide efforts to reduce it. For communities, widespread testing helps assess the extent of PFAS contamination in a particular area.

Providing Resources: The CDC offers resources for both healthcare providers and the general public. They have a PFAS Blood Level Estimation Tool that allows individuals to estimate their PFAS levels based on drinking water exposure.

Public Health Initiatives: The CDC works with state and local health departments to investigate PFAS contamination and implement public health initiatives.

How is NHANES related to PFAS?

NHANES, the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, is a program run by the CDC.

It has been measuring PFAS levels in blood samples from the U.S. population since 1999. This ongoing study provides valuable data on how widespread PFAS exposure is in the US and how it changes over time.

The data collected by NHANES, including PFAS blood test results, is publicly available. This allows researchers to study the health effects of PFAS exposure and identify populations at higher risk.

When will my kit be delivered?

Your order will be delivered with FedEx Ground within 5 business days. At home tests are shipped Monday – Friday. Make sure to order in advance to avoid possible shipping delays.

How do I collect my sample?

Collect your sample with a simple finger prick from the comfort of your home. Your kit will come with everything you need to collect and ship back your sample.

How long does sample collection take?

It can take up to thirty minutes to collect your sample. It’s important to plan accordingly.

Does this test require fasting?

No! The PFAS Exposure Blood Test does not require fasting.

How long does my sample last after collection?

You should plan to ship your sample back the same day you collect it. Take your completed kit to a local FedEx drop box before end-of-day pickup to have it overnighted to the lab (Monday – Friday only). FedEx drop boxes do NOT pick up on Saturday or Sunday. empowerDX is not responsible for FedEx shipping delays.

When will I receive my result?

Your at-home PFAS test results will be available within 90 days of the lab receiving your completed kit. You’ll get an email the moment your results are ready in our secure online portal. View, download and print them anytime. Feel free to share them with your healthcare provider.

How do I request a bulk order for this PFAS test?

To request a bulk PFAS order, please click this link and fill out the contact form. Our best empowerDX sales rep will be in touch with you within 48 hours. Thanks for your interest!

Important information about my lab results

empowerDX lab results are intended for informational and educational purposes only, with the exception of infectious disease testing which is diagnostic. Information from empowerDX is not meant to serve as treatment advice or treatment recommendation for any health condition. We strongly recommend you review lab results with your physician.

Shipping info

The cost of shipping is included in the price. There's no additional charge for shipping your test to your home or office. Every test kit comes with a prepaid return shipping label that should be used to ship the kit back to our laboratories for analysis and reporting. All tests are shipped to you with FedEx Ground unless otherwise specified.

For more shipping information, please visit our Terms of Service page.

Is the empowerDX PFAS Exposure Blood Test supported by the American Pregnancy Association?

Yes, the American Pregnancy Association (APA) has formally endorsed the empowerDX PFAS Exposure Blood Test (16 Legacy Compounds) for testing at home.

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Firefighter’s Exposure to Harmful PFAS Chemicals

Watch our webinar to discover how the firefighting community is regularly exposed to PFAS forever chemicals, the evidence-based links to long term health issues, and the best way to test these compounds from the comfort of home