21/20 Molds Sensitivity/Intolerance Panel - ALCAT Test Kit

21/20 Molds Sensitivity/Intolerance Panel - ALCAT Test Kit

Quick Overview

This panel checks for 21 common molds, spores and fungi.

Test #ALC22

$194.00

Availability: In stock

Preparation No fasting required. Avoid antibiotics and antihistamines for 5 days, oral steroids for 7 days, and topical steroids for 24 hours prior to collection. Reduce vitamin C to 2500 mg or less for 48 hours prior to collection. If possible take medications or supplements after collection. Check with physician before stopping medications.
Test Results 5-7 Business days once the lab receives the specimen. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a pre-paid shipping kit that includes a consultation with a specialized ALCAT nutritionist and the blood draw. Within 2-3 days of your order, a member of ALCAT’s mobile draw team will contact you to schedule the blood draw appointment. A mobile lab technician will come to you for the blood draw so please do not visit your local lab.

21 molds include:

Alternaria
Often found in carpets, textiles and on horizontal surfaces in building interiors. Often found on window frames. Outdoors it may be isolated from samples of soil, seeds and plants. It is commonly found in outdoor samples.

Aspergilus
Comes in many varieties (species). Many of the varieties produce toxic substances. It may be associated with symptoms such as sinusitis, allergic bronchiopulmonary aspergillosis and other allergic symptoms. Inhalation of conidia and mycelium of aspergillus can lead to several diseases, the severity of which depends on the host‘s immune response. It is found in soils, leaf, and plant litter, decaying vegetable and roots, bird droppings, tobacco and stored sweet potatoes.

Botrytis
This world wide mold predominantly occurs in humid and sub tropical regions. It is seen as the gray mold on cabbage, red clover, lettuce, sugar beet, beans, barley, wheat, onion and tomato. It is especially seen in connection with soft fruits like strawberries and grapes. In the wine industry, the growth of botrytis on wine grapes has been known to give an added effect to the bouquet of certain wines.


Candida Albicans

Is a yeast infestation, from a parasite that thrives in warm-blooded animals. In the allopathic world of medicine it is referred as a fungus. This fungus can cause thrush and vaginal infections and spread to any part of the body that is weakened. We all have intestinal Candida and when in balance it helps maintain and aid our immune system by controlling the unfriendly organisms. However, Candida albicans takes advantage of circumstances in the body. This single cell 
fungi multiplies and develops toxins, which circulate in the blood stream and may cause an array of maladies.

Cephalosporium
Is a mold found in decomposing vegetation and soil. It is also found in dust from textile plants, soil when gardening, bathrooms, and damp old houses. A gray/green color, it is also occasionally found in patients sensitive to Candida albicans.

Cladosporium Herbarum
This is a mold which is found most commonly on dying or dead plant substrates, especially on leaves and stems of ferns, mosses, and desert and aquatic plants. It is found in various soil types and on food items such as cereals, cucumbers, tomatoes and peaches. It has also been found in fuel tanks, face creams, paints and textiles.

Curvularia Specifera
This mold is dark brown in color with a velvety appearance. It is allergenic and can be found in interior building materials, soil, castor beans, cotton, rice, barley, wheat and corn. It is seems to strive well in most tropical countries. It may cause hay fever, asthma and fungal sinusitis.

Epicoccum Nigrum
Epicoccum pupurascens is a saprophyte of worldwide distribution. It is a very common invader of many different plant types, also infecting seeds from barley, oats, wheat and corn. Moldy paper discoloration is frequently caused by Epicoccu.


Fusarium

Is a large genus of filamentous fungi widely distributed in soil and in association with plants. Most species are harmless saprobes and are relatively abundant members of the soil microbial community. Some species produce toxins in cereal crops that can affect human and animal health if it enters the food chain.

Helminthosporium
This mold occurs seasonally and spores are released on dry, hot days. It is a parasite of cereals and grasses. Frequently found on grains, grasses, sugar cane, soil and textiles.

Hormodendrum
[Cladosporium] Most commonly identified outdoor fungus. The outdoor numbers are reduced in the winter. The numbers are often high in the summer. Often found indoors in numbers less than outdoor numbers. It is a common allergen. Indoor Cladosporium may be different than the species identified outdoors. It is commonly found on the surface of fiberglass duct liners in the interior of supply ducts. A wide variety of plants are food sources for this fungus. It is found on dead plants, woody plants, food, straw, soil, paint and textiles.

Mucor Racemosus
This mold has worldwide distribution and is primarily a soil fungus but has been found in horse manure, plant remains, grains, vegetables and nuts. In the tropics it is found at higher altitudes and often seen on soft fruit, fruit juice and marmalade.

Penicilium
It has a fruity odor, suggesting apples or pineapples. It is found in the soil of citrus plantations and has been isolated from decaying cabbage and barley plants, stored seeds of cereals, grapes, nuts, dried fruits and fruit juices. It is one of the most dominant and important house molds; the indoor mold can be readily seen on stale bread, citrus fruits and apples. It is frequently found in wine cellars. It is the source of several antibiotics significantly penicillin.

Phoma Herbarum
This mold is commonly found in different soils, dead plant tissues and potatoes. It grows indoors in association with bio deterioration of wall paints, and produces pink or purple colored spots. This mold has also been isolated from moldy shower curtains.


Pullularia
[Aureobasidium] This yeast-like fungus is commonly found on caulk or damp window frames in bathrooms. Pullularia may be pink or black in color. Although it seldom causes infections, it can be allergenic. This is one type of mold that is a type of mildew. It will grow in cooler climates and along with cladosporium is commonly found growing on siding.

Rhizopus Nigrican
Frequently found in house dust, soil, fruits, nuts and seeds. Rhizopus often grows in fruit and vegetable garbage, or in forgotten leftover food. Exposure to large numbers of rhizopus spores has reportedly caused respiratory complications. Rhizopus can be an allergen and opportunistic pathogen for immune-compromised individuals, especially those with diabetic ketoacidosis, malnutrition, severe burns, or in some cases, the common cold.

Rhodotorula
[Rubra] Reddish yeast typically found in moist environments such as carpeting, cooling coils and drain pans. In some countries it is the most common yeast genus identified in indoor air. This yeast has been reported to be allergenic. Positive skin tests have been reported. It has colonized terminally ill patients.

Spondylocladium
This is a mold that is found in moist and damp environment. They are found on plants and around window sills and air conditioning ducts. They are indoors and outdoors.

Sporobolomyces
A yeast commonly isolated from environmental sources, such as air, tree leaves and orange peels. The natural habitats are humans, mammals, birds, the environment and plants. Sporobolomyces may cause infections, particularly in immuno-supressed patients.

Monilia Sitophila
This mold grows on contaminated milling and baking equipment, and may be found in stale breads and other grains. Occasionally, it can become airborne with other dusts and molds.

Trichoderma
Is commonly found in soil, dead trees, pine needles, paper and unglazed ceramics. It often will grow on other fungi. It produces antibiotics that are toxic to humans. It has been reported to be allergenic. It readily degrades cellulose.

ALCAT provides a free ½ hour consultation with a Nutritional Consultant to review test results, answer questions, and offer menu, substitution and restaurant tips.

Please note a $50.00 cancellation fee will be applied to any cancelled ALCAT Test Kit order.

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