What is an Immune Response?

When a virus or bacteria enters your body, lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell) work to fend them off. Your body can have different kind of responses depending on intolerances, allergies, and autoimmune diseases. RTL aims to determine if your body has any of these reactions specifically to mold.

Why IgE and IgG?

If you are positive for IgE, this indicates you are likely to have an acute allergic response. These will typically manifest in dermal and respiratory symptoms such as itchy eyes, skin, and throat, or sneezing, coughing, or excess mucus secretion.

If positive for IgG, you are more likely to have a secondary or delayed response that is usually associated with a previous exposure to an antigen.

What is tested for?

RTL’s IgE and IgG panel both test for immune responses to:

  • Penicillium
  • Cladosporium
  • Aspergillus fumigatus
  • Candida, Alternaria
  • Helminthosporium
  • Rhizopus
  • Pullularia
  • Phoma
  • Rhodotorula
  • Epicoccum
  • Chaetomium