The Facts About Mycobacterium Testing and Other Blood Tests for Mold Illness
The Mycobacterium profile is a very important test when people have been exposed to a water damaged structure. Too often times these bacteria’s are over looked as an environmental contaminate and biohazard to the occupants of a water damaged structure.
Many bacteria are sporating (produce spores), similar to fungus / mold. So when water intrusion strikes a structure, not only will the fungal spores come to life, but all so the bacteria spores. Fungus produces (1 – 3) – β- D – Glucan, which is the bio-mass or mold spore shell. These beta glucans can create an inflammatory insult to the human body causing respiratory difficulties and other symptoms. The bio-mass of the bacteria spore shell is called an “Endotoxin” and can create an inflammatory insult to the human body causing respiratory difficulty similar to the fungal beta glucans. Rather than producing “Mycotoxins” like fungi, these bacteria are capable of producing, “Endotoxins” and “Exotoxins”, which are documented as highly toxic substances.
Mycobacterium testing in the human body is also essential to linking contaminates in a specific environment directly to those same contaminates within the human body.