Could anyone advise me where I can get the HLADR gene test that Dr Shoemaker recommends in the UK for mold susceptibility?
The test itself is fine. But the interpretations based on Shoemaker's claims are unfounded. Basically he found high rates of certain HLA types in his mold patients, compared to world-wide rates of those types, and concluded that certain types result in susceptibility to mold, chronic lyme, and other things.
No, his conclusions about HLA types are entirely meaningless. Prevalence of HLA types in his patients would have to be compared to prevalence of HLA types among people of similar ethnic background, to see if there's a relationship between HLA types and susceptibility to mold and other things.So what you're saying is that it would work if you're Western European but perhaps not from a different patient set?