Allergy - Mold Panel, ImmunoCAP
Understanding Allergy - Mold Panel, ImmunoCAP
What is Allergy - Mold Panel, ImmunoCAP?
An Allergy - Mold Panel, ImmunoCAP is a set of blood tests that identifies potential allergic reactions to some common molds. This panel specifically tests for the presence of immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies which is produced when there is an allergic reaction in your body. Along with this, the Total IgE level is also determined. These antibodies can cause symptoms that may be mild, moderate, or severe, including rashes, itching, swelling, difficulty breathing, or in serious cases, anaphylaxis. By finding out which molds trigger allergic reactions, this test helps to manage overall health more effectively.
What does Allergy - Mold Panel, ImmunoCAP measure?Contains 6 tests
Immunoglobulins are antibodies (proteins) produced by plasma cells (specific immune cells) when the body recognizes bacteria, viruses, other microorganisms, or any other unknown substances as harmful foreign antigens (allergy-causing substances or allergens) to the immune system. There are five types of immunoglobulins: IgA, IgG, IgM, IgD, and IgE.
Unlike other antibodies, IgE is primarily associated with immune responses to allergenic substances, such as plant pollen, latex, pet dander, mold, eggs, peanuts, bee venom, and strawberries. Normally, IgE is present in very small amounts in the blood. When the immune system encounters an allergen, it triggers the production of IgE antibodies. A Total IgE test measures the concentration of these IgE antibodies in the blood, providing insights into the presence and severity of allergies.
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