Allergy Mold Panel, Complete
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Lab: Quest Diagnostics

Results: 3-5 business days
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Description: Bodies of people with allergies produce antibodies against common environmental substances that create allergy symptoms. The antibodies produce histamine which causes an allergic response. Although the reaction is based on a healthy bodily function designed to protect us from toxins in the environment, many allergies cause extreme suffering due to sneezing, congestion and sinus headaches. Allergic rhinitis, red, itchy eyes and asthma can severely limit and restrict one’s lifestyle. Mold spores frequently become airborne, and like pollen, can cause allergic disease. When the body experiences sensitivity or an allergy to a substance it produces antibodies that are specific to the allergen, called Immunoglobulin E (IgE) which can be measured in the blood.

Includes:
Alternaria alternata
Aspergillus fumigatus
Cladosporium herbarum
Mucor racemosus
Penicillium notatum
Stemphylium botryosum