We test for inhaled airborne environmental allergens. Our test is aimed at 54 allergic triggers that are native to Colorado and the western states. Many allergens will cross-react with like or similar pollens or mold spores. We have included mixtures of species (Mold and Pollen) of an antigen. They have been identified below.

Mold Spores – year round

  1. Aspergillus mix

      • A. amstelodami
      • A. flavus
      • A. fumigatus
      • A. nidulans
      • A. niger

        • Common soil fungus.
        • Frequently found on damp hay, grain, sausage, fruits, Fowl (chicken),feathers, damp cloth, leather goods, spoiled foods (bacon, sausage, etc.), damp paper, decaying plant and vegetable material.
  2. Alternaria

    • Grows as a parasite on plants and plant materials, especially grass.
    • Spores are easily made airborne.
    • Considered one of the most common causes of allergy symptoms due to air-borne mold spores.
  3. Cladosporium

    • Cladosporium is the most abundant air-borne mold spore.
    • It ranks second only to Alternaria in the frequency of symptoms from inhalation of spores.
    • Found on decomposing plants, leather, rubber, cloth, paper and wood products.
    • The spores are released to the atmosphere in great numbers after rains and damp weather. Associated with fresh rain smell.
  4. Penicillium mix

    • P.camembertii
    • P. chrysogenum
    • P.digitatum
    • P.notatum
    • P.roquefortii

      • The antibiotic penicillin does not cross react with this mold.
      • Normally a soil inhabitant, but grows readily on fruits, breads, cheese, leather, and fabrics.
  5. Acremonium

    • These molds are common soil inhabitant and have been isolated from dust in textile plants.
  6. Fusarium

    • F.oxysporum

      • Grows as a parasite on green plants such as peas, beans, cotton, tomatoes, corn, sweet potatoes and rice, as well as other decaying plants.
      • Patients sensitive to this mold are often sensitive to Aspergillus and Penicillium.
  7. Mucor

    • M.racemosus

      • Common soil inhabitant. Found in old musty houses, furniture, furnishings, decaying fruits, and on animal waste.
      • Common in House Dust.
  8. Rhizopus

    • R.stolonifer

      • Grows readily on bread, cured meats and root vegetables, ie, potatoes.
      • Common mold on Pine needles.
  9. Epicoccum mix

    • E.nigrum
    • E.purpurascens

      •  Symptoms increase in the late summer and fall.
      • Normally a soil organism and can often be found on decaying vegetation, plant leaves and uncooked fruit.
  10. Curvularia mix

    • Drechslera
    • Spicifera

      • Common mold in Swamp Coolers.
      • A soil-borne organism, and also grows as a parasite on plants and plant material, i.e., bananas and corn leaves.
  11. Bipolaris

    • Found on cereal grain, plants, grasses (i.e., wheat, oats, rye) and all forms of plant debris.
  12. Stemphylium

    • Pleospora herbarum
      • Damp paper, wood, canvas, cotton fabrics, grasses and other decaying plants.
  13. Pullularia mix

    • Aureobasidium
    • Pullulans

      • Normally found in soil but also on decaying vegetation and chalking material.
      • Bathroom tiles.  Plastics and paints.
  14. Trichophyton
  15. Candida
  16. Epidermophyton

    • T.Mentagrophytes
    • C.albicans
    • E.floccosum

      • The last three molds of this list are commonly found on the human skin.
      • They combine with normal bacteria to keep the skin healthy.
      • If a sensitivity occurs to any of these molds, symptoms can occur in any of the ear, nose, or throat areas.
        • Can contribute to nasal congestion, sore throats, coughing, and clearing of the throat and sinus blockage.
        • Thick and heavy mucus.

Agricultural Pollens – summer / fall

  1. Wheat Pollen
  2. Sugar Beets Pollen
  3. Alfalfa Pollen
  4. Corn Pollen
  5. Grain Smuts
  6. Grass Smuts

Trees Pollens – spring

Cross reaction pollens are included under the main antigen.

  1. Box Elders

    • Maples
  2. Cottonwoods

    • Aspens
    • Poplars
  3. Ash
  4. Pine

    • Lodge pole Pine
    • Western Yellow Pine
    • Ponderosa Pine
  5. Juniper

    • Mountain Ceader
  6. Russian Olive
  7. Gambel’s Oak
  8. Elm

    • American Elms
    • Fall Blooming Elms
  9. Birch/Willow
  10. Spruce

Weed Pollen – summer / fall

Cross reaction pollens are included under the main antigen.

  1. Ragweed

    • Giant Ragweed
    • Short Ragweed
  2. Sagebrush

    • Mugwort
    • Desert Sage
    • Wormwood
  3. Marsh Elder

    • Burweed
    • Sunflowers
    • Careless Weed
    • Poverty weed
  4. Pigweed

    • Goosefoot
  5. Kochia
  6. Lamb’s Quarter
  7. Russian thistle

    • Canadian Thistle
    • Rabbit bush
  8. Sheep Sorrel

    • Western Dock
    • Yellow Dock
    • Wild Rhubarb
  9. English plantain

    • Prairie Plantain
    • Great Plantain
  10. Cocklebur

Animals – year round

  1. Cat Dander
  2. Dog Hair
  3. Cattle Hair
  4. Horse Hair
  5. Rabbit Hair
  6. Mice Hair
  7. Guinea Pigs
  8. Roach

Grass Pollens – summer / fall

Cross reaction pollens are included under the main antigen.

  1. Bermuda grass pollen

    • Bahia
    • Johnson Grass
    • Brome
    • Bermuda
  2. Timothy Grass pollen

    • Timothy
    • Perennial Rye
    • Meadow Fescue
    • Orchard Grass
    • Sweet Vernal
    • Redtop
    • Kentucky Blue

Additional – year round

  1. Feathers Mix
  2. Dust Mite