Aspergillus Fumigatus Allergy Blood Test
Aspergillus Fumigatus Allergy Blood Test (Labcorp)
This test measures a person's allergic reaction to Aspergillus Fumigatus, a species of fungus. Aspergillus fumigatus is one of the most common varieties of fungal mold growth. It can grow both indoors and outside. It is believed that most people inhale spores from this fungus daily and those with healthy immune systems typically suffer no negative effects. People with conditions that weaken the immune systems may experience severe infections and fungal overgrowth. Allergies to this type of mold are not common, but select people may experience a serious allergic reaction from exposure to aspergillus spores, especially if they have asthma or other respiratory conditions. Some people with this type of allergy will develop a serious lung condition known as Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA). ABPA is caused when the body's immune response leads to inflammation of the lungs, tightening of airways, and buildup of mucus. Common symptoms include difficulty breathing, wheezing, coughing with mucus that is a brownish color, coughing up blood, chest pain or tightness, fever, weakness, and fatigue. Due to how prevalent Aspergillus Fumigatus is, avoiding exposure can be difficult for people who are allergic. People with positive results on an allergy test should consult their doctor to determine an effective treatment.
Allergies are caused by a reaction in the body's immune system. The body identifies certain substances as harmful and produces IgE antibodies against them. The severity of the allergy will vary from one person to the next. Blood allergy testing provides numerical results for IgE antibody levels to help determine how severe a reaction a person will have.
Testing is typically ordered when a person is experiencing symptoms of an allergic reaction. For more testing options, please see out Allergy Testing Category.
Results for this test typically take 3-5 business days.
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Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.