ALLERGY MOLD PANEL, COMPLETE

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ALLERGY MOLD PANEL, COMPLETE
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Allergy Mold Panel, Complete -

This panel tests for specific IgE antibodies to 6 molds that are commonly associated with allergies. Allergen-specific serum IgE testing is considered comparable to skin testing and may be preferred in some clinical situations. However, a positive test result only indicates that a patient is sensitized to the allergen of concern. Many IgE-sensitized individuals do not develop any symptoms when exposed to the allergen. Only a qualified medical professional who has conducted a thorough clinical evaluation should make an allergy diagnosis.

Essential Mold Testing: Complete Allergy Mold Panel

This comprehensive panel assesses sensitivity to six types of mold commonly linked to allergic reactions by measuring specific IgE antibodies. IgE antibodies are proteins that the immune system produces in response to allergens. Professional organizations like the American Industrial Hygiene Association and the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists advise using a technique known as allergen-specific serum IgE testing to find out if these antibodies are present in the blood. This testing method is generally seen as equally reliable as skin testing and might be preferred under certain clinical conditions.

Important Considerations for Mold Testing

It's important to note that a positive result from this test only shows that an individual has developed IgE antibodies to a particular type of mold species and does not necessarily mean that they will experience allergy symptoms upon exposure to it. Additionally, a mold test can help identify a mold problem in your home or business through mold inspection by a professional mold inspector, which is an important consideration for ensuring the safety and health of your living or working space. A consultation with a qualified medical professional with extensive evaluation skills is recommended for a formal allergy diagnosis.

Specific Mold Allergens Tested

 

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The molds tested in this panel include:

Alternaria alternata (m6)

Alternaria is one of the most common outdoor molds and a frequent cause of mold allergies. When Alternaria spores are inhaled, they can trigger an allergic response in susceptible individuals. This can lead to symptoms like sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, and asthma exacerbations.1

Aspergillus fumigatus (m3)

Aspergillus is a genus of molds that can cause both allergic reactions and infections, especially in people with weakened immune systems. Aspergillus fumigatus is a common indoor mold that can trigger allergic rhinitis, asthma, and a rare condition called allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA).2

Cladosporium herbarum (m2)

Cladosporium is one of the most common outdoor molds and a frequent cause of mold allergies. When breathed in by sensitive people, Cladosporium spores can cause allergic reactions like sneezing, nasal congestion, and asthma symptoms. 1

Mucor racemosus (m4)

Mucor is a genus of molds that can cause allergic reactions in some people. Inhaling Mucor spores may lead to symptoms like nasal congestion, sneezing, and asthma exacerbations in those with a Mucor allergy.

Penicillium notatum (m1)

Penicillium is a common indoor mold that can cause allergic reactions. When Penicillium spores are inhaled, they may trigger symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, and asthma in individuals with a Penicillium allergy.1

Stemphylium botryosum (m10)

Stemphylium is a genus of molds that can be an allergen for some people. Inhaling Stemphylium spores may lead to allergic rhinitis symptoms like sneezing, nasal congestion, and itchy/watery eyes in those with a Stemphylium allergy.In conclusion, when sensitive people inhale the spores from these common mold species, they can all cause allergic reactions. The allergic symptoms typically include nasal congestion, sneezing, runny nose, and asthma exacerbations. Avoiding exposure to these molds is key for managing mold allergies.12

These molds are selected because of their common association with allergies.

Mold Testing Methodology

The test uses an immunoassay (IA), a biochemical test that measures the presence and concentration of IgE antibodies in the blood.

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9-  Your results will be ready within 2–7 business days, depending on the test. Sensitive hormone tests done by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry LC/MS take 5-7 business days). You will receive them by email as soon as they come in.

Common Questions about Personal Mold Testing

What happens if I have high IgE antibodies to mold?

Having high IgE antibodies to mold can indicate that your immune system is reacting strongly to mold spores. This heightened immune response can lead to allergic reactions such as sneezing, a runny nose, itchy eyes, skin rashes, and, in severe cases, difficulty breathing. Individuals with high IgE antibodies to mold may have a higher risk of developing asthma or other respiratory conditions if exposed to mold for prolonged periods.

It is essential to address the underlying cause of the high IgE levels by reducing exposure to mold. This can involve identifying and removing sources of mold in your environment, such as fixing water leaks, improving ventilation, using dehumidifiers, or replacing old ceiling tiles. In some cases, allergy medications or immunotherapy may be recommended to help manage symptoms and reduce the immune response to mold allergens, preventing severe health problems in the long run. Additionally, it is important to mist an EPA-registered antimicrobial to suspend and kill mold spores and remove affected building surfaces during the mold remediation process.

Regularly monitoring indoor air quality and taking preventive measures can help minimize exposure to mold and alleviate symptoms associated with high IgE antibodies. If you suspect mold exposure is affecting your health, consult with a healthcare provider or allergist for proper diagnosis and management strategies tailored to your specific situation.

What are the signs there's mold in your house?

Some signs that there may be mold in your house include:

1. Visible Mold: If you see any mold growth on walls, ceilings, floors, or other surfaces, it is a clear indication of a mold problem.

2. Musty Odor: A musty smell, similar to damp earth or rotting wood, could indicate the presence of hidden mold.

3. Water Damage: Areas with past or present water damage are prone to mold growth. Check for leaks, water stains, or areas of excess moisture.

4. Health Symptoms: Mold exposure can cause health issues like nasal congestion, throat irritation, coughing, or respiratory problems. If these symptoms improve when you leave the house and return when you're home, mold might be the culprit.

5. Allergies worsening: If your allergies seem to worsen when you're at home but improve elsewhere, mold could be triggering your symptoms.

6. Peeling Paint or Wallpaper: Moisture from mold growth can cause paint or wallpaper to peel or bubble.

If you suspect mold in your house, it's essential to address the issue promptly to prevent further damage and potential health risks.

How do you get rid of mold?

To get rid of mold, you can follow these steps:

1. Identify and fix the source of moisture: Mold thrives in damp environments, so it's essential to address any leaks or areas of high humidity.

2. Scrub the moldy surface with detergent and water: Use a mixture of detergent and water to scrub the mold off hard surfaces. For porous materials, such as drywall, it may be necessary to remove and replace the affected area.

3. Use a solution of bleach and water: A diluted bleach solution can be effective in killing mold on non-porous surfaces like tile or glass. Remember to wear gloves and ensure proper ventilation when using bleach.

4. Dry the area thoroughly: After cleaning, make sure the area is completely dry to prevent mold from returning.

5. Consider using a dehumidifier: Maintaining low humidity levels can help prevent mold growth in the future.

6. If the mold infestation is extensive or persistent, it may be best to consult with a professional mold remediation service to effectively remove the mold and address any underlying issues causing its growth.

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