WHAT IS TESTED FOR IN THE ALCAT MOLDS PANEL?
The Sensitivity and Intolerance Test – Molds Panel measures intolerances and sensitivities to 21 molds.
The ALCAT Molds Sensitivity and Intolerance Panel is a simple blood test that measures the body’s cellular reactivity to 21 common molds including Alternaria Alternata, Aspergillus Fumigatus, Botrytis Cinerea, Candida Albicans, Cephalosporium, Cladosporium Herbarum, Curvularia, Epicoccum Nigrum, Fusarium Oxysporum, Geotrichym Candidum, Helminthosporium, Hormodendrum, Monilia Sitophila, Mucor Racemosus, Penicillium Notatum, Phoma Destructiva, Pullularia, Rhizopus Stolonifer, Rhodotorula Rubra, Spondylocladium, and Trichoderma.
AM I REQUIRED TO FAST FOR THIS LAB TEST?
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY LAB TEST RESULTS?
It takes about 5 business days for your store to receive the printable color results from the lab to provide to you; and in 10 business days ALCAT will mail the store a folder that includes your test results plus more information about the company, and the science behind the test, which you can pick up from your ANY LAB TEST NOW location at your convenience.
People are exposed to environmental allergens every day but these do not cause adverse effects in the majority of the population. Research has shown that there has been an increase in environmental allergies and sensitivities. The greatest increase is in increased sensitivity has been shown to be to ragweed, followed closely by mold sensitization. Mold sensitivities have increased 12% from 2005 to 2008. The reasons for this aren’t clear and can be due to climate change or potentially to cleaner homes that don’t allow children to develop immunities to mold allergens.
Intolerances differ significantly from allergies. Unlike allergies, intolerances may vary from situation to situation, while an allergy always produces the same reaction. Intolerances are caused by the body’s inability to process specific substances and may cause different symptoms in different people.
WHY DO I NEED IT?
Are you experiencing headaches, rashes, asthma, sinus problems, coughing, fatigue, muscle and joint aches or memory loss and confusion?
Trying to identify the cause of chronic discomfort can be complicated when it doesn’t seem linked to a specific event or circumstance, but intolerance and sensitivity test can help. Pinpointing specific environmental allergens or toxins, such as molds, that should be avoided can produce dramatic relief of uncomfortable symptoms.
Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), also known as environmental illness or “sick building syndrome” is acknowledged by some in the medical community as a medical disorder triggered by exposure to molds and environmental toxins. Knowing which substances are causing your discomfort can pinpoint which to avoid so that you can feel better quickly.
OTHER RELEVANT TESTS:
People who purchased the Sensitivity and Intolerance – Molds Panel also considered the Basic Check Up or the Sensitivity and Intolerance tests for Environmental Chemicals, Additives/Food Colorings or Foods.
The Molds Test measures reactivity to Alternaria Alternata, Aspergillus Fumigatus, Botrytis Cinerea, Candida Albicans, Cephalosporium, Cladosporium Herbarum, Curvularia, Epicoccum Nigrum, Fusarium Oxysporum, Geotrichum Candidum, Helminthosporium, Hormodendrum, Monilla Sitophila, Mucor Racemosus, Penicillium Notatum, Phoma Destructiva, Pullularia, Rhizopus Stolonifer, Rhodotorula Rubra, Spondylocaldium, Trichoderma.
The test results will provide a report that graphically represents substances in groups:
Green: Indicates acceptable substances / no reaction (This is not an allergy test so allergens may be listed here.)
Yellow: Indicates a mild intolerance and these substances should be avoided if possible to decrease the sensitivity within the body
Orange: Indicates a moderate Intolerance and these substances should be avoided for a minimum of 3-6 months
Red: Indicates a severe Intolerance and these substances should be avoided for a minimum of 6 months.
WHAT TYPE OF PHYSICIAN SHOULD I SEE?
You should see your primary care physician.