Fusarium Proliferatum/Moniliforme IgG

There are no preparation instructions.

The following is a list of what is included in the item above. Click the test(s) below to view what biomarkers are measured along with an explanation of what the biomarker is measuring.


*Important Information on Lab Test Processing Times: Ulta Lab Tests is committed to informing you about the processing times for your lab tests processed through Quest Diagnostics. Please note that the estimated processing time for each test, indicated in business days, is based on data from the past 30 days across the 13 Quest Diagnostics laboratories for each test. These estimates are intended to serve as a guide and are not guarantees. Factors such as laboratory workload, weather conditions, holidays, and the need for additional testing or maintenance can influence actual processing times. We aim to offer estimates to help you plan accordingly. Please understand that these times may vary, and processing times are not guaranteed. Thank you for choosing Ulta Lab Tests for your laboratory needs.

The Fusarium Proliferatum/Moniliforme IgG test contains 1 test with 1 biomarker.

Brief Description: The Fusarium Proliferatum/Moniliforme IgG Test is a specialized immunological assay designed to detect IgG antibodies against Fusarium proliferatum and Fusarium moniliforme in the blood. Fusarium species are fungi that can be found in soil, plants, and air, and are known to produce mycotoxins that can be harmful to humans and animals. While Fusarium infections are relatively rare in humans, they can occur, especially in immunocompromised individuals, leading to conditions ranging from localized infections to more severe systemic diseases.

Collection Method: Blood Draw

Specimen Type: Serum

Test Preparation: No preparation required

When and Why a Fusarium Proliferatum/Moniliforme IgG Test May Be Ordered

This test may be ordered for several reasons:

  1. Suspected Fungal Infection: In patients presenting with symptoms indicative of a fungal infection, especially if they are immunocompromised or have been exposed to environments conducive to Fusarium growth.
  2. Diagnosis of Mycotoxicosis: To assess exposure to Fusarium-produced mycotoxins, which can lead to chronic health issues.
  3. Environmental Exposure Assessment: For individuals exposed to environments with a high risk of Fusarium contamination, such as agricultural settings.

What the Fusarium Proliferatum/Moniliforme IgG Test Checks For

The test specifically looks for the presence of IgG antibodies directed against Fusarium proliferatum and Fusarium moniliforme. The presence of these antibodies indicates a past or ongoing immune response to these fungi, suggesting exposure or infection. It is important to note that the detection of IgG antibodies does not necessarily indicate current active infection but rather exposure to the fungi.

Additional Lab Tests Ordered Alongside a Fusarium Proliferatum/Moniliforme IgG Test

A Fusarium proliferatum/moniliforme IgG test is ordered to detect the presence of IgG antibodies against Fusarium species in the blood, indicating past or chronic exposure to this fungus. Fusarium species can cause a range of infections, from superficial to systemic, particularly in immunocompromised individuals. When this test is ordered, it might be part of a broader diagnostic effort to understand a patient's fungal exposure or to investigate symptoms suggestive of fungal infection. Here are some tests commonly ordered alongside it, aimed at providing a comprehensive evaluation of potential fungal infections and the patient's immune status:

  1. Complete Blood Count (CBC) with Differential:

    • Purpose: To evaluate overall blood health and to detect signs of infection or inflammation.
    • Why Is It Ordered: A CBC can provide information on the body's response to infection, including fungal infections, by showing elevated white blood cell counts or other hematological abnormalities.
  2. Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP):

    • Purpose: To assess the function of the liver, kidneys, and other organs.
    • Why Is It Ordered: Fungal infections, particularly systemic ones, can affect various organs. The CMP can help assess organ function and monitor the impact of antifungal treatments.
  3. C-Reactive Protein (CRP) and/or Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR):

    • Purpose: To measure markers of inflammation in the body.
    • Why Is It Ordered: Elevated levels can indicate inflammation, which may be related to infection, including fungal infections.
  4. Immunoglobulin Levels (IgA, IgM, IgG, IgE):

    • Purpose: To measure the levels of various immunoglobulins.
    • Why Is It Ordered: To evaluate the patient's immune response capability and help diagnose immunodeficiencies that could predispose to fungal infections.
  5. T-Cell Subset Count:

    • Purpose: To assess the number and proportion of various types of T cells.
    • Why Is It Ordered: To evaluate cellular immunity, particularly in patients with suspected or known immunodeficiencies.

These tests, when ordered alongside a Fusarium proliferatum/moniliforme IgG test, provide a holistic view of the patient's health, particularly in relation to fungal exposure and immune function. They aid in diagnosing fungal infections, assessing the body's response, and guiding appropriate treatment strategies. The specific combination of tests will depend on the individual’s symptoms, exposure history, and overall health status.

How Health Care Providers Use the Results of a Fusarium Proliferatum/Moniliforme IgG Test

Healthcare providers use the results of this test to:

  1. Identify Exposure: Confirm past or ongoing exposure to Fusarium species, which can help in diagnosing health issues related to fungal infections or mycotoxin exposure.
  2. Guide Treatment: While the presence of IgG antibodies does not specify active infection, combined with clinical symptoms and other diagnostic tests, results can guide the decision to start antifungal therapy.
  3. Environmental and Occupational Health: Identify individuals at risk due to environmental or occupational exposure and implement preventive measures to reduce exposure.
  4. Monitor Recovery: In patients undergoing treatment for Fusarium infection, repeated testing may help in monitoring the effectiveness of treatment and recovery progress.

The use of the Fusarium Proliferatum/Moniliforme IgG Test provides valuable information in specific clinical situations, especially for immunocompromised patients or those with suspected exposure to harmful fungi or mycotoxins.

We advise having your results reviewed by a licensed medical healthcare professional for proper interpretation of your results.

Customer Reviews