Allergen Assays

One way people can be affected by the environment in which they live is through large complex chemicals produced by organisms known as macromolecules. These macromolecules are large molecules including proteins and lipids. Allergies can be caused by proteins which are tested for using The Multiplex Array for Indoor Allergens (MARIA®) which combines monoclonal antibodies with Luminex xMAP® multiplexing technology to test for food allergens, mold allergens, animal allergens, etc. Mycotoxins are compounds produced by mold species that are known to have harmful effects on people and animals. We can also analyze samples for Endotoxins produced by gram-negative bacteria using the Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL) analysis following AAMI standards for dialysis water.

Dust Mite

Standard Turnaround is 5-10 days. Individual assays can be bundled for a discount.

A1. Standard Panel  Analysis

Cat, Dog, Dust Mite, Cockroach (Fel d 1, Can f 1, Der p 2/Der f 2,Bla g 1)

A2. Expanded Panel Analysis

Cat, Dog, Dust Mite, Cockroach, Rat, Mouse (Fel d 1, Can f 1, Der p 2/Der f 2, Bla g 1, Rat n 1, Mus m 1)

Individual Animal Allergen Assays

Cat (Fel d 1)

Cockroach (Bla g 1, Bla g 2, or Bla g 5)

Cow (Bos d 2)

Cow:beta-Lactoglobulin (nBos d 5)

Dog (Can f 1)

Dust Mite (Blo t 5, Der f 1, or Der p 1)

Dust Mite: Tropomyosin (Der p 10)

Guinea Pig (Urinary Protein)

Horse (Equ c 4)

Mite Group 2 (Der p 2/Der f 2)

Mouse (Mus m 1:Urinary Protein)

Rat (Rat n 1)

Individual Fungal Allergen Assays

Alternaria alternata (Alt a 1)

Aspergillus fumigatus (Asp f 1)

Aspergillus versicolor (Asp v 1)

Stachybotrys chartarum (X)

Stachybotrys chartarum (Y)

Individual Plant Allergen Assays

Birch Pollen (Bet v 1)

Peanut (Ara h 1, Ara h 2, Ara h 6, or Ara h 8)

Ragweed Pollen (Amb a 1)

Timothy Grass Pollen (Phl p 5)