Different Analysis Testing for Mould and Mycotoxins

In this 60 minute presentation plus 15 minutes Q&A, Lindsay Goddard delves into moulds and mycotoxins, exploring how they spread and affect our health.

Spores play a crucial role in the survival and reproduction of moulds, and Lindsay explains why most moulds produce them so easily. In this webinar you will learn how mycotoxins are toxic compounds primarily produced by moulds to outcompete other organisms.

Lindsay unravels the immune responses triggered by mould proteins, understanding the differences between IgGs and IgEs and how they can cause delayed reactions and rapid allergies, respectively and how by combining mycotoxin and immunoglobulin testing, we can gain a comprehensive understanding of immune reactions to spores and mould produced toxins. To aid in assessing mould exposure and potential health impacts, Lindsay delves into mycotoxin testing and the high specificity of LC/MS technology. Watch this webinar for an enlightening session that sheds light on mould-related health concerns and their diagnostic approaches.

 

60 mins, plus Q & A.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. How Moulds produce spores for their reproduction and survival, making them easily dispersed through the air.
  2. Why Mycotoxins, highly toxic compounds, are not consistently produced by all moulds but serve as a means of competition with other organisms.
  3. What testing Methodologies are utilised for Mycotoxins and Mould: including why ELISA testing is not used and why LC/MS technology is used. Lindsay covers half life and accuracy.
  4. How IgEs testing provides insight into histamine responses to specific moulds, including seemingly benign ones like Cladosporium.
  5. How combining mycotoxin and immunoglobulin testing offers a comprehensive view of immune reactions to consistently produced spores and mould-produced toxins, aiding in understanding their influence on health.

 

FAQs:

Are CPE Points available?

Yes, please click here for information on CPE points.

Are Webinar Notes Available?

Yes, a PDF copy of the notes are available HERE.

Course By

Lindsay Goddard

Lindsay Goddard is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian (RDN, LD/N), with a Master’s in Nutrition, and a Bachelor’s in Biology with a concentration in Human Physiology and Ecology. She is also currently working on a Graduate Certificate in Toxicology through the University of South Florida. She has worked in a variety of settings from Hospitals, Universities, and Outpatient clinics, along with a successful private practice. She specializes in pediatrics, neuro and physiatry, gastrointestinal, and genetic disorders, integrating both functional and conventional approaches with regards to nutrition. After years of being in the field, she decided to shift gears and work for a laboratory to help support and educate providers from a different avenue. She has been with GPL for over 4 years and enjoys shedding light on the connections and interactions between the body, the environment, and nutrition.

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