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Allergen Testing

Common house dust contains fungal spores, skins cells, animal dander, dust mites, and other potential allergens. Though molds can often be the source of an indoor air quality problem, allergic reactions can frequently be caused by these other allergens. Dependent on an individual's sensitivity to potential allergens, certain symptoms including coughing, runny nose, sneezing, irritated eyes, asthma and other flu-like symptoms may result.

Indoor air quality investigations can be difficult to perform without the correct analytical tools, especially when allergens are the causative agent. SGS Forensic Laboratories offers a variety of allergen tests to professionals seeking to supplement their existing indoor air quality diagnostic tools.

Our laboratory provides the following allergen analysis by ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay):

  • Dust mite (Der f 1 & Der p 1)
  • Cockroach (Bla g 1 & Bla g 2)
  • Cat (Fel d 1)
  • Dog (Can f 1)
  • Mouse (Mus m 1)
  • Alternaria (Alt a 1)
  • Aspergillus (Asp f 1)

When utilized along side of SGS Forensic Laboratories' other indoor air quality analyses, allergen analysis can provide an extremely powerful approach to resolving indoor air quality problems.

The microbiology laboratory provides clear and concise results on a standard five day turnaround with faster turnaround times available.