Penicillium chrysogenum Allergy Test (Penicillium notatum)
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About Our Penicillium chrysogenum Allergy Test (Penicillium notatum)
Note: Fasting is not required for this test.
This IgE allergy test uses a blood sample to determine if you are allergic to Penicillium chrysogenum. Penicillium chrysogenum is the mold that secretes the antibiotic Penicillin into the space outside its cells. A positive allergy test to the mold Penicillium chrysogenum does NOT mean that an individual is also automatically allergic to Penicillin, the antibiotic; they are separate allergens and need to be tested for separately.
Penicillium is the blue-green mold found on stale bread, fruits and nuts, and it is used for production of green and blue mold cheese.
Penicillium flourishes in soil found in temperate climates, from which spores are easily released into the atmosphere. This mold is widespread in soil, decaying vegetation and compost, particularly in temperate-zone forests, grasslands and cultivated land. Penicillium contrasts with most other molds because it does not have major seasonal variations, instead it reaches peak concentration in the winter and spring. It is a major cause of indoor mold allergies.
Penicillium chrysogenum was formerly named Penicillium notatum.
Traditional allergy tests utilize the Skin Prick method (also known as a Puncture or Scratch test) to determine whether an allergic reaction will occur by inserting possible triggers into your skin using a needle prick. If you are allergic to the substance, you are forced to suffer through your body's reaction to the allergen. HealthLabs.com offers an easier, virtually pain-free blood test to determine the allergen status of substances without the irritation of traditional skin prick tests.
- No painful skin pricks
- No fasting necessary
- Accurate results within 1 to 2 days