Mold Sickness has been responsible for people losing their jobs, friends, families, and even their family home. As they continue being ill and misdiagnosed their conditions continue to degrade. While many medical practitioners will tell you Mold Sickness is not real, or that mold cannot make you sick, this line of thinking and education is still in the stone ages.
With mold Sickness getting the right tests the first time is critical to understanding what you have been exposed to. As with all infections if left untreated or misdiagnosed a person’s condition will worsen.
Blood, Urine, and Tissue Sample Testing for Exposure to Fungus, Mold, Mycotoxins and Mycobacterium
EHAP’S blood, urine, and tissue sampling profiling methods are unique throughout our industry. Our custom panels for testing can detect down to, and identify the species of Fungus, Mold, Mycobacterium, and Yeasts that are present within your body. Our Mycotoxin testing will detect the secondary metabolites (Mycotoxins, toxins, poisons) produced by pathogenic (Disease causing) fungal, or bacterial growth within your body and can help pinpoint what environment they originated from.
The Fungal I.D., Profile or “FID” Test
The FID test is a strong indicator for the presences of an invasive fungal infection (IFI), or systemic yeast infection (SYI). This test is one of the key tools used by mold litigation attorneys to prove their client’s health damages, allowing them to bridge the compounds in the environment to those same compounds in the human body which have made their client sick. This test has become the new “Gold Standard”, in mold litigation and mold testing for the human body.
Method: A urine specimen is collected; the specimen is cultured, whatever growth is detected that growth is identified and especiated (species identified). These species once identified can be linked to the environment where the contamination occurred.
The FID test requires a 24 day period for results to be processed.
Mycotoxins are a secondary metabolite produced by fungal / mold spores that are pathogenic or disease causing to human beings and domestic animals. There are more than 190 species of fungus known to produce pathogens and Mycotoxins, the most common being Aspergillus sp., Penicillium sp., Stachybotrys sp. The three major mycotoxin groups are:
Tricothecenes being the most toxic.
Method: Urine screen, tissue sample, cerebral spinal fluid sample
The Mycotoxin screen requires a 10-14 day period for results to be processed
ICAT (Allergy / Antigen) Profile
The ICAT profile can indicate if your body has been exposed to Fungus / Mold, and what species of Fungus and mold you have been exposed to. Elevated antigen or “Abnormal”
Example: If someone takes the ICAT profile and receives results stating “abnormal levels” found, while they are living or working in a contaminated environment, and then take the ICAT test again once they are removed from the contaminated environment, if they receive the second set of results stating lower levels than the previous ICAT test results this may indicate that it was that particular environment that directly caused the exposure.
Method: Blood draw
The ICAT profile requires a 10 – 14 day period for results to be processed
Mycobacterium Identification and (MB) Profile
Mycobacterium growth is synergistic with many different species of Fungus and Mold. Similar to Fungus and Mold many of these bacteria’s are “sporating”
Method: Urine sample
The Mycobacterium I.D. is a culture process which requires 60 days in the laboratory. Whatever growth is cited it is than espiciated (Species identified).
Please see your attending physician for all diagnosis and/or treatment for any and all medical conditions.