Test with MARIA® (Multiplex Array for Indoor Allergens) to find out which allergens are present in your home and what levels of allergen exposure may be affecting the health of those that live there.
Included with each MARIA® Allergen Test is a Dustream® Collector with one sample filter for laboratory submission. Once the sample(s) have been received by the analysis lab, your home allergen report will be sent by email within five business days. Please include your www.inbio.com order number on your sample submissions. View a sample report.
MARIA® analysis service for 8 allergens:
Dust Mites (3 types-Der p 1, Der f 1, Mite Group 2) Cat (Fel d 1), Dog (Can f 1), Rat (Rat n 1), Mouse (Mus m 1) and Cockroach (Bla g 2).
MARIA® analysis service for 5 allergens:
Dust Mites (3 types-Der p 1, Der f 1), Cat (Fel d 1), Dog (Can f 1) and Mouse (Mus m 1).
Approximately 55% of the US population tests positive to one or more allergen and over 50% of all homes in the US have detectable levels of six or more allergens. Exposure to allergens may contribute to the development or aggravation of asthma and other allergic diseases. Environmental testing for indoor allergens is the best way to determine if levels are high enough to be considered a health risk.
Having the allergic reaction is a risk factor for asthma in the same way that high levels of cholesterol increase the risk of heart disease and smoking increases the risk of getting lung cancer. The risks of developing asthma if you are exposed to indoor allergens are comparable to these well known risk factors for other diseases. Therefore, it is important to try to reduce allergen levels in the home. First, to prevent people becoming allergic and, second, to reduce the symptoms of people who are already sensitive to the allergen.
If you, or a member of your family, is known to be allergic to indoor allergens and has symptoms of wheezing, asthma, rhinitis or eczema, testing your home for allergens is useful to check if you have significant exposure. This is also a good idea if you have reason to believe that your symptoms are allergy-related e.g. if you regularly sneeze or have shortness of breath in the presence of cats. Once your home has been tested, you can visit your allergist or physician to discuss treatment options.
View our Consumer pages for additional information about allergens and asthma, home allergen control, and how to create a healthy indoor environment free from allergens.