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Allergy mold panel screening Test

Allergy mold panel screening Test

The mold allergy panel test is done to detect allergies caused by common indoor and outdoor molds. Cladosporium which is the most common outdoor airborne mold or Phoma especially found in wet places, Penicillium is an indoor mould and Yeast among others. If people who are allergic to molds and create allergic symptoms like nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, irritated eyes, coughing, wheezing, itchy throat. These allergy symptoms are very similar to respiratory allergies. The allergy specialist will advise you to get a mould allergy panel test based on your symptoms and medical history.

When you decide to get an allergy mold panel screening test done there is no special preparation needed. You just have to inform the doctor about any ongoing medications you are on and if you have any allergy to any of the medicines. Allergies can occur anywhere. This is a skin and blood test that helps you know the source of mold allergies. It may take 2 weeks to identify the source of mold by tracking your symptoms. Antihistamines and decongestants may help you to relieve the symptoms. It is also advisable for you to wear a dust mask or take anti-allergy medicines beforehand.

The mold allergy panel test is used to detect allergies, one can face due to molds. It is helpful as it would let the patient know the precautions to be taken before they are hit by allergies and help them live an allergy-free life.

A blood sample would be extracted from your veins on the arms by inserting a needle. This is done by a trained practitioner. It is not a painful insertion and if at all the needle piercing causes any pain, it would fade away quickly. The comprehensive combination of allergy panel screening done for the following- Inhalants are dependent on one of 12 geographic regions but include pollens, dust, dust mites, dander and mold 10 Dairy products including cow’s milk, cheeses, and eggs 9 Grains including wheat, wheat gluten and hops 32 Common fruits and vegetables including coconut, mushrooms, jalapenos and tomatoes Meats and fish including shellfish, beef, chicken, shrimp, tuna and salmon Herbs and spices including garlic, curry, sugar, pepper, cocoa and carob Food additives such as baker’s yeast, ascorbic acid, aspartame, nitrates, guar, MSG and carrageenan Nuts including peanut

IgE antibodies is not useful in patients previously treated with immunotherapy to determine if residual clinical sensitivity exists, or in patients in whom the medical management does not depend upon identification of allergen specificity.
Specimen
Serum
Volume
2ml
Container
Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Type Gender Age-Group Value
Allergy mold
UNISEX
All age groups
>100kU/l
Average price range of the test is approximately Rs.900 depending on the factors of city, quality and availablity.

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