Mycotoxins (literally Mold-Poisons) small, molecular-weight, toxic molecules produced by various species of mold, some of which inhabit water damaged homes or buildings.
Many clinical symptoms and disease states have been associated with human exposure to mycotoxins. The RealTime Lab Mycotoxin test detects 15 different Mycotoxins, including 9 macrocyclic Trichothecenes. These are particularly important as they are known to be highly toxic and are produced by species such as Stachybotrys (“black mold”), shown to be present in mold contaminated buildings. Testing is done using competitive ELISA, a very sensitive method for detection using antibodies prepared against the Mycotoxins.Order Now
Molecular Fungal Testing uses Real Time PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) and specific, patented DNA probes to accurately and quantitatively determine the presence of a variety of pathogenic and/or toxigenic fungi. Testing can be done for Aspergillus, Penicillium or Stachybotrys using Tissue, Nasal Wash, Bronchoalveolar Lavage, or Sputum. Urine is used for the Candida Panel.
Research indicates that oxidative stress, caused by mycotoxins, plays a role in mycotoxin-related illnesses. The antioxidant glutathione is important in the detoxification process and exposure to mycotoxins can lead to a reduction in the formation of glutathione. There is also a genetic component that is important in glutathione production.
Glutathione is composed of glutamine, cysteine and glycine. In the body, glutathione functions as an antioxidant, Detoxifier and Immune Modifier. Research indicates that oxidative stress, caused by mycotoxins, plays a role in mycotoxin-related illnesses .The antioxidant glutathione is important in the detoxification process and exposure to mycotoxins can lead to a reduction…
RealTime Lab uses a modified RAST Test to measure circulating IgE antibodies and the sensitization to a wide variety of commonly encountered inhaled allergens. A radioallergosorbent test (RAST) is a blood test used to determine the substances a subject is allergic to. This is different from a skin allergy test, which determines allergy by the reaction of a person’s skin to different substances.
RealTime Lab uses a modified RAST Test to measure circulating IgE and IgG antibodies and the sensitization to a wide variety of commonly encountered molds, including: Penicillium, Cladosporium, Aspergillus fumigatus, Candida, Alternia, Helminthosporium, Rhizopus, Pullaria, Phoma, Rhodotorula, Epicoccum, Chatonium, Stachybotrys. A radioallergosorbent test (RAST)