Airborne Beta Glucan Test
Device run-time: 24 hours Lab Turnaround Time: 1 Day
We have the only lab in the country offering this specific airborne mold test.
A highly sensitive test for the presence of actively growing mold suspended in air. A vast majority of mold species have beta glucan as a part of their cell walls, spores, and as smaller particulate matter emitted into the air by germinating and growing molds.
These smaller particles are more likely to remain airborne longer and penetrate deep into the lungs. This is the mold that could be hidden behind walls and potentially make their way into the bloodstream. We recommend this as a general assessment of the home. If you find high levels of mold with this test, there are additional testing options available for further diagnosis.
Beta Glucan: Beta glucan is a type of polysaccharide found in the cell walls of certain fungi, including molds. It is an invisible substance and can be present in the air, particularly in environments with mold growth. Beta glucan is considered an allergen and can trigger allergic reactions or respiratory symptoms in susceptible individuals. Exposure to beta glucan has been associated with respiratory conditions such as asthma and hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
It’s important to note that allergic reactions can vary in severity among individuals, and proper management and avoidance strategies should be discussed with a healthcare professional for those affected by these allergens.
Air Answers is the only lab in the country offering this specific airborne mold test.