Mold Allergy Test
The mold allergy test panel checks for IgE antibodies related to mold allergies.
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Mold IgE Blood Test - More Information
The mold allergy test, also known as a mold allergy blood test and mold IgE test, measures IgE antibody blood levels for 5 common mold types. This mold allergy blood test includes the Alternaria alternata allergy test, Aspergillus fumigatus allergy test, Candida albicans allergy test, Cladosporium herbarum allergy test and Mucor racemosus allergy test.
Mold is everywhere and is a part of our home and work environments. Mold can enter these environments by attaching to clothing or pets that have been outside or by coming in through air vents or doorways. In particular, many types of mold thrive in dark and damp environments such as around windows, pipes, or areas where a roof has leaked. Some people have an allergic sensitivity to molds and, when exposed to specific types, develop mold allergy symptoms such as runny nose, watery eyes, and trouble breathing.
This mold allergy blood test measures IgE antibody blood levels to different types of common molds. To get this mold allergy test near you, simply order online and get tested at your selected Quest Diagnostics lab. As can be seen on the mold sample lab report link above, IgE antibody levels to different types of molds will be measured in your blood and can be compared to the interpretation range provided by the lab to tell you your IgE class.
This mold allergy blood test is less painful and has less side effects than historical allergy testing methods such as the skin prick test (SPT). In the skin prick, or scratch, test, serum containing mold components are injected into the skin. If you are allergic to mold, you will, unfortunately, have a mild allergic reaction and all of the symptoms that go with it. Instead, this allergy blood test can check for a mold allergy without causing an allergic reaction, resulting in a much more comfortable lab testing experience through a simple blood draw.
If tolerated, it is recommended that one avoids antihistamines and steroid medications prior to getting this mold allergy lab test.
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