A. alternate is a mold, a member of the imperfect fungi family, and one of the main allergens affecting children. Multiple allergens have been identified in A. alternata and the presence of specific allergens is highly dependent on growth conditions. Sensitivity to Alternaria is increasingly recognized as a risk factor for the development, persistence, and exacerbation of asthma. In temperate climates, airborne Alternaria spores are found from May to November, peaking in late summer and autumn. The highest concentrations of spores are in grain-growing areas, such as the Midwest of the United States. A. alternata commonly grows on vegetation, soils, corn silage, rotten wood, compost, and bird nests, as well as on food and textiles.
No special preparation is needed for Allergy Alternaria Tenius Fungus Enzyme Assay. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Allergy Alternaria Tenius Fungus Enzyme Assay. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
|UNISEX||All age groups||Increased IgE (>100kU/l) is seen if the person is allergic to the specific substance|