Southwestern Inhalant Panel

Allergen Comments
Trees
Ash, White

Mid to late Spring pollen. Strong cross-reactivity with Olive and Privet.

Birch / Alder Mix

Mid to late Spring pollen. These tree pollens are highly cross-reactive.

Box Elder, Maple Mid Spring pollen. This is a Maple. All Maple species cross-react.
Cedar, Mountain

Earliest Spring pollinator. Represents allergy to all Juniper and Cypress

species.

Cottonwood, Eastern Early to mid-Spring pollen. Cross-reactive with Poplar, Aspen & Willow.
Elm, White Early to mid-Spring pollen. One Elm variety blooms in the Fall.
Mesquite .Potent tree pollen. March through July. Related to Acacia.
Mulberry Mix Mid Spring pollen.
Oak Mix

Mid to late Spring pollen. All Oak species are highly cross-reactive.

Olive

Mid to late Spring pollen. Strong cross-reactivity with Ash and Privet pollens.

Privet pollinates in the Summer.

Pine Mix

Early Spring pollen. Usually not a potent allergen. Pollen grains are large and

heavy with few respirable pollens left in the air.

Privet Late Spring through Summer pollen. Closely related to Olive tree pollen.
Sycamore, American  Early to mid-Spring pollen.
Walnut / Hickory / Pecan Mix Mid Spring pollen. Highly cross-reactive allergens.

Grasses

Bermuda Grass Late Spring to early Summer. Allergens differ from those of field grasses.
Kentucky Blue Grass

Late Spring to early Summer. Potent field grass. May pollinate longer in warmer climates.

Perennial Rye

Late Spring to early Summer. Potent field grass. May pollinate longer in warmer climates.

Weeds

Burningbush Late Summer & Fall pollen.
Cocklebur Late Summer & Fall pollen. Related to Ragweed.
English Plantain

Early Summer pollen. Often positive in grass sensitive patients.

Lamb’s Quarters

Late Summer & Fall pollen.

Marshelder, Rough  Late Summer & Fall pollen. Related to Ragweed.
Pigweed Late Summer & Fall pollen.
Sagebrush Mix Fall pollen of the Sage group of weed pollens.
Shadscale Late Summer & Fall pollen.
Sheep Sorrel Fall pollen in the same group as Dock weed. Pollen counts peak with grass pollens (late Spring to early Summer).
Ragweed, Short Late Summer & Fall pollen. Very potent allergen.
Russian Thistle Late Summer & Fall pollen.
Waterhemp Summer & Fall pollen of the Amaranthus sub-group of weeds.
Danders
Cat Common allergen, especially with indoor pets. Allergen persists indoors.
Dog

Common allergen but less sensitizing than cat.

Dust / Mites

Mite, D. Farinae

Indoor allergen. Essentially the same as mite, D. Pteronyssinus.

Housedust  Allergenic debris from dust such as pet dander, mold and dust mite.

Molds

Aspergillus Predominantly Indoor allergen. Common black mold.
Alternaria

Allergen is the windborne spore. Highly correlated with allergic asthma.

Cladosporium

Allergen is the windborne mold spore.