Mandelic acid

This is an important test that measures the level of mandelic acid in the urine.

1 tests included
11 days turnaround



About Mandelic acid

What is mandelic acid?

Mandelic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) popular in cosmetic skincare due to its exfoliating properties. Smaller AHAs penetrate the skin more easily, affecting deeper dermal layers and potentially resulting in irritation or inflammation. Mandelic acid is a preferred choice for many with sensitive skin as it is a larger molecule than many AHAs and less likely to cause irritation than others.

Mandelic acid is also produced as a metabolite of styrene and excreted in the urine. Styrene exposure in the plastics industry has been shown to affect the extraction of mandelic acid in the urine, meaning it can be used as a method of monitoring exposure.  

Why take the test?

This test measures the level of mandelic acid in the urine.


What's tested

Mandelic Acid

How it works



Purchase your Kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to your door unless you are ordering a COVID-19 Fit to Fly test where you will be given appointment options to attend our clinics across the United Kingdom for a nose and throat swab PCR test at the checkout stage.



Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse. For COVID-19 Fit to Fly tests you must attend one of our partner clinics for our trained collection officers to take your sample. You will then have the results emailed to you.



Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.