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A 44-year-old female asked:

If i go to the er and tell drs i think have been exposed to toxic mold.what is the most accurate way for them to test me? can i request it & will they

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Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 23 years experience
PCP: This is an issue for your PCP, not ER. ER is for emergencies, not issues that require follow up and management. If you were acutely short of breath and in severe distress, then the ER docs would admit you and manage the symptoms and the rest of the workup would be done inpatient AFTER you are stabilized. if you are being exposed longterm, you need to see your PCP and get immunology done.
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Have to test home: There's no good way to test YOU for 'toxic mold' since there r many types of mild & there's no antibody test for them all. If u think there's mold in your house or workplace, the best thing is to get a suspicious part of the home or office tested by a reputed contractor. They can test for many more types of mold than a blood test. Not all mold causes illness, but it'll narrow down the options.
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 23 years experience
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