How is mold allergy diagnosed?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner
Before testing for mold allergy, your doctor may ask you about your symptoms, particularly focusing on the locations and times of year during which your symptoms occur the most. Your doctor may then recommend a skin prick test or a blood test. In a skin prick test, small amounts of mold are applied to your skin and then pricked with a tiny needle. If a bump forms where the mold was applied, then you are allergic to that mold. A blood test analyzes your blood for levels of antibodies that react to mold. 

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