The IgE moulds panel is an allergy test which evaluates serum IgE levels specific to common moulds. This is an ideal allergy test for patients with suspected environmental issues.
The allergic IgE response is comprised of not only an immediate event but in many cases a late event as well. The early phase reaction usually occurs within 15 minutes of exposure to the allergen. The late phase reaction may then occur 4-6 hours later and persist for days with increased inflammation.
It is recommended that IgE allergy testing is only performed for infants greater than 18 months of age.
- Environmental concerns
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