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Mold IgE Allergy Test and Consult 

Price: $839

FAQs

No but This test requires a blood draw. 

Web results are posted within 7-14 business days. Our office will notify you when test results have been reported.

Yes. The kit comes with easy to follow instructions

 

Yes. Dr Hagmeyer will review the test result with you. Each test comes with a 30-45 minute post-test review/explanation.

 

One we have placed the order for the test we are unable to issue a refund.

 

Mold spores get into your nose and cause rhinitis (hay fever) symptoms. They also can reach the lungs and trigger asthma.

Symptoms can include:

  • Itching in the nose, eyes, and/or throat
  • Sneezing
  • Stuffy nose (congestion)
  • Runny nose
  • Cough
  • Mucus (phlegm) in the throat (postnasal drip)
  • Asthma symptoms if you have allergic asthma – cough, wheeze, shortness of breath and/or chest tightness

Mold allergy can cause an allergic reaction right away. But in some cases, it may cause delayed symptoms. This can cause a stuffy nose or asthma symptoms that get worse over time. If your symptoms often get worse in a damp, humid, or moldy room like a basement, this may mean you have a mold allergy.

Outdoor molds often cause allergy symptoms in summer and fall. But they may be year-round in warmer, humid climates. Indoor molds may cause allergy symptoms year-round.

 

Rarely, some people can have a more serious illness called allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. In this condition, there is both an allergic and an inflammatory (swelling) response in the lungs to the mold or fungus. Symptoms may include severe wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath, much like asthma.

Food fungi, like mushrooms, dried fruit, or foods containing yeast, vinegar, or soy sauce usually don’t cause allergy symptoms in the nose, eyes, and lungs. Reactions to food fungi are often caused by the food’s direct effect on blood vessels.

For example, fermented foods (like wine) may contain a natural substance known as histamine. Histamine is also a chemical your allergy cells release during an allergic reaction. Foods that contain histamines can trigger allergy-like responses when you eat them.

Order Your Personalized Mold Allergy Test Profile which includes:

  • Comprehensive Mold Allergy Test.
  • One on one consult with Dr. Hagmeyer to discuss Test Results 

Mold IgE Allergy Test

SIGNIFICANCE OF MOLD IGE ALLERGY TESTING

  • Mold allergy is an abnormal immune reaction to mold spores or mold cell components. People can be exposed to mold spores or byproducts at work, home or outdoors.

  • Certain occupations have potential for high mold exposure: crop and dairy farming, greenhouse plant husbandry, logging, carpentry, millwork, furniture repair and commercial baking.

  • A high exposure in the home can occur in damp areas such as bathrooms, kitchens and basements.

  • In general, working or living in damp buildings with moisture higher than 50% humidity, increases the possibility of mold exposure.

  • Immune reactions to mold can be identified by the level of immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies to specific mold species.

  • The Great Plains Laboratory now offers an IgE blood test that measures patient antibodies to most common molds. The IgE antibodies are detected in blood serum using an FDA-approved enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA).

  • The most common molds known to cause allergic conditions include Alternaria, Aspergillus, Cladosporium and Penicillium. Use of both tests allow a wider array of molds to be detected.

  • The Mold IgE Allergy panel includes 12 mold allergens, with markers known to be involved in mold-related illnesses.

ADVANTAGES OF IGE MOLD ALLERGY TEST

IgE Mast Cell Inflammatory Mediators

IgE Mast Cell Inflammatory Mediators

  • Identify IgE reactivity level to specific mold species.

  • Connect immune responses to specific molds.

  • Suggest history of mold exposure.

  • Current higher reactivity or potential past lower reactivity.

  • Helpful for individuals with allergies, asthma and other respiratory conditions that may be due to histamine release and other inflammatory mediators resulting from IgE reactivity or other immune reactions.

  • Link IgE results with mold allergy symptoms, which include cough and postnasal drip, watery eyes, itchy eyes, nose, throat, runny or stuffy nose, or dry, scaly skin. In addition, possibly assist in identifying abnormal reactions to mold, including mold-induced asthma, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, allergic fungal sinusitis, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, and dampness and mold hypersensitivity syndrome (DMHS).

DIFFERENCE FROM MYCOTOX PROFILE AND WHY BOTH ARE BENEFICIAL

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  • IgE looks at immune response to mold exposure.

  • MycoTOX Profile looks at mycotoxin levels excreted from the body.

  • Mold allergies and mold mycotoxin toxicity are distinct responses related to mold illness.

  • 70% of patients exposed to mold have positive skin tests to those molds, indicating that testing for IgE antibody in blood will complement the mycotoxin test.

  • IgE levels predict individual response, mild or severe, to the molds in the environment.

  • IgE levels may indicate reactivity to mold species whose mycotoxin products were not excreted at the time of the mycotoxin test or are not among the mycotoxins included in the MycoTOX Profile.

  • The two tests provide a more comprehensive picture of individual mold exposure.

  • Mycotoxins predict the effects of toxins on multiple bio-systems in the body.