A mold that may result in allergy symptoms in sensitized individuals. Penicillium is the blue-green mold found on stale bread, fruits and nuts, and used for production of green and blue mold cheese. Penicillium has long been recognised as one of the molds most often producing positive skin test reactions in allergic individuals. Inhalation of Penicillium spores in quantities comparable with those encountered by natural exposure can induce both immediate and late asthma in sensitive persons. Sensitivity to Penicillium bears no relationship to sensitivity to the antibiotic Penicillin. Penicillium notatum, also known as Penicillium chrysogenum, is a mold commonly found in most homes from which Beta-lactam antibiotics are extracted. Penicillium is known as the blue-green mold on bread, fruits, and nuts. It is also used for the production of green and blue mold cheese. Penicillium grows best in spring and winter, but the mold has no seasonal variation. It is a well-known group of brushed-shaped microorganisms belonging to the fungimycin family, and has no known sexual state. Penicillium is heterotrophic. This IgE allergy test uses a blood sample to determine if you are allergic to Penicillium chrysogenum. Penicillium chrysogenum is the mold that secretes the antibiotic Penicillin into the space outside its cells. A positive allergy test to the mold Penicillium chrysogenum does NOT mean that an individual is also automatically allergic to Penicillin, the antibiotic; they are separate allergens and need to be tested for separately. Penicillium is the blue-green mold found on stale bread, fruits and nuts, and it is used for production of green and blue mold cheese. Penicillium flourishes in soil found in temperate climates, from which spores are easily released into the atmosphere. This mold is widespread in soil, decaying vegetation and compost, particularly in temperate-zone forests, grasslands and cultivated land. Penicillium contrasts with most other molds because it does not have major seasonal variations, instead it reaches peak concentration in the winter and spring. It is a major cause of indoor mold allergies. Penicillium chrysogenum was formerly named Penicillium notatum. Traditional allergy tests utilize the Skin Prick method (also known as a Puncture or Scratch test) to determine whether an allergic reaction will occur by inserting possible triggers into your skin using a needle prick. If you are allergic to the substance, you are forced to suffer through your body's reaction to the allergen.
No special preparation is needed for Allergy Notatum Fungus Enzyme Assay. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Allergy Notatum 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|