Allergen Profile, Mold

This test detect possible allergic responses to various substances in the environment and evaluate for hay fever, asthma, atopic eczema, and respiratory allergy.

If you have more than a few of the following symptoms and there has been mold or water damage in any of your environments (E.g. home, work, school), you may want to talk to a mold illness experienced doctor:

Allergic Reactions: 

- Nasal congestion

- Sinusitis

- Red and watery eyes

- Mucus and puss in eyes

- Skin rash/irritation

- Itching

- Swelling

Skin: 

- Skin sensitivity

- Itching

- Bruising

Mouth: 

- Receding gums

- Sensitive to hot/cold

Brain Function:

- Memory issues

- Mental confusion/fuzziness

- Concentration issues

- Attention issues

Neurological: 

- Vision problems

- Decrease in hearing

- Numbness/tingling

- Dizziness

- Tremors

Mood: 

- Anxiety

- Depression

- Irritability

Respiratory: 

- Cough

- Shortness of breath

- Chest tightness

Pain: 

- Headache

- Migraines

- Aching joints

- Muscle pain

Digestion: 

- Gastrointestinal issues

- Nausea

- Irritable bowel syndrome

- Mucus in stools

General: 

- Fatigue

- Chronic Fatigue

- Insomnia

- Laryngitis [=inflammation of the larynx (voice box)]

- Fibromyalgia (widespread musculoskeletal pain)

- Vasculitis (inflammation of your blood vessels)

- Angioedema (swelling of areas of tissue under the skin, sometimes affecting the face and throat.)

- Hair loss

- Adrenal/thyroid issues

- Nosebleeds

Alternaria alternata

Optimal range: 0 - 0.1 kU/L

Alternaria alternata is one of the most common fungi associated with asthma.

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Aspergillus fumigatus

Optimal range: 0 - 0.1 kU/L

The fungus Aspergillus fumigatus causes allergic diseases, respiratory illnesses, and bloodstream infections.

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Aureobasidi pullulans

Optimal range: 0 - 0.1 kU/L

It is a commonly encountered species in wet buildings. It is both a soil and leaf fungus.

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C. Albicans IGA

Optimal range: 0 - 0.99 Units

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.

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C. Albicans IGG

Optimal range: 0 - 0.99 Units

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.

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C. Albicans IGM

Optimal range: 0 - 0.99 Units

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.

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Candida albicans

Optimal range: 0 - 0.1 kU/L

Candidiasis is a fungal infection caused by yeasts that belong to the genus Candida. There are over 20 species of Candida yeasts that can cause infection in humans, the most common of which is Candida albicans.

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Cladosporium herbarum

Optimal range: 0 - 0.1 kU/L

Cladosporium, a well known trigger for asthmatic attacks, is one of the most widespread molds.

Cladosporium includes about 40 species naturally found in soil, on decaying plant material and as plant pathogens. 

In an indoor environment, Cladosporium spp. occur as secondary wall colonizers, appearing after the primary ones such as Penicillium species, Aspergillus versicolor and Wallemia sebi. Cladosporiumis very common on wet building material (e.g., gypsum board, acrylic painted walls, wood, wallpaper, carpet and mattress dust, HVAC fans, and wet insulation in mechanical cooling units).

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Epicoccum purpur

Optimal range: 0 - 0.1 kU/L

Epicoccum can colonize an extremely wide variety of substrates. It lives in soil all over the world and is often associated with aging or decaying plant material. It is also a phytopathogen, causing leaf spot disease in many plants. It is an agent of food spoilage and has been known to develop on apples, cantaloupes, fresh vegetables, nuts and cereals, rice, wheat, maize, pecans, peanuts, cashews, soybean and frozen or cured meats. Interestingly Epicoccum can also colonize freshwater and marine environments and has been isolated from sediment, sponges, algae and other sea plants.

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Fusarium proliferatum

Optimal range: 0 - 0.1 kU/L

Members of the genus Fusarium are ubiquitous fungi commonly found in soils and plants.

Fusarium proliferatum can be found on a wide host range as well as pathogenic on various agricultural crops. Fusarium proliferatum is a common pathogen infecting numerous crop plants and occuring in various climatic zones.

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Mucor racemosus

Optimal range: 0 - 0.1 kU/L

Normal soil inhabitant. Found around barns and barnyards where it grows on animal waste.

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Penicillium chrysogen

Optimal range: 0 - 0.1 kU/L

Penicillium Chrysogenum is a widely studied species of Penicillium that is most famous for being a source of penicillin and several other antibiotics.

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Phoma betae

Optimal range: 0 - 0.1 kU/L

Phoma is a very common soil fungus attacking weak or damaged plants. It is frequently isolated from different soils, dead plant tissues and potato. Phoma is frequently found indoors as a contaminator of humid surfaces, in connection with bio-deterioration of painted walls; producing colored spots, often pink or purple, several centimeters in diameter.

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Setomelanomma rostrat

Optimal range: 0 - 0.1 kU/L

Setomelanomma/Helminthosporium almost always occurs seasonally and the spores are released on dry, hot days. Species of Helminthosporium are best known as parasites of cereals and grasses. It is frequently isolated from grains, grasses, sugar cane, soil and textiles.

- Found worldwide, most common in warm areas, especially in the southern U.S.

- Important in the Midwest as it grows on farm crops, especially corn. 

- Grain thrashing operations release large quantities. 

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Stemphylium herbarum

Optimal range: 0 - 0.1 kU/L

Together with AlternariaStemphylium is considered one of the most important mould allergens in the United States.

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