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A 21-year-old female asked:

really want to be tested for black mold especially since i live in a house full of it and i've been sick for a long time what doctor or tests do i do?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
An Allergist: would be your best bet, check aaaai.org or acaai.org, for an allergist / immunologist in your area, good luck

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