This test detects possible allergic responses to various substances in the environment and evaluates for hay fever, asthma, atopic eczema, and respiratory allergy.
This test is done using Thermo Scientific ImmunoCap Mold allergen technology to quantify specific IgE antibodies, essential tools to aid in the diagnosis of allergic conditions. IgE antibodies appear in human serum and plasma as a result of sensitization to a specific allergen. Measurement of circulating IgE antibodies provides an objective assessment of sensitization to an allergen. In general, low IgE antibody levels indicate a low probability of allergic disease, whereas high antibody levels to an allergen show a higher correlation with an allergic disease.
This Mold Test Includes
Alternaria alternata is one of the most common fungi associated with asthma.
The fungus Aspergillus fumigatus causes allergic diseases, respiratory illnesses, and bloodstream infections.
It is a commonly encountered species in wet buildings. It is both a soil and leaf fungus.
Candida albicans is a dimorphic fungus that grows both as yeast and filamentous cells and one of the few species of the Candida genus that cause the infection candidiasis in humans.
C. herbarum an important exacerbant of asthma and hay fever.
Epicoccum is often found in mold-contaminated buildings; it can be found on gypsum boards, floors, carpet and mattress dust, as well as on house plants
Fusarium proliferatum may induce symptoms of asthma, allergic rhinitis and/or hypersensitivity pneumonitis in sensitized individuals.
Allergy to M. racemosus has been also associated with fungal rhinosinusitis, rhinitis and alveolitis.
Penicillium chrysogenum, a common indoor mold, is known to have several allergens and can induce allergic responses that can cause asthma.
Phoma is common on wet/damp paints, wood, wallpapers, window frames, and caulking, especially in bathrooms. It can cause asthma-like symptoms.
Setomelanomma rostrata is responsible for many cases of sinusitis and asthma.
Stemphylium-induced rhinitis and asthma have been documented by a nasal and bronchial provocative challenge in skin tests or serologic positive children. Angioedema has been attributed to Stemphylium, as has allergic bronchopulmonary mycosis.