Allergy profile 1
There are several types of allergic conditions, this test looks specifically for the triggers for Immunoglobulin E (IgE) mediated allergies. This type of allergic reaction typically develops quickly after encountering an allergen, and can cause hives, itching and lip or facial swelling. Ê This test looks for IgE reactions to the following foods and substances that can be inhaled: Grass Mix: Cocksfoot Meadow Fescue Meadow Rye Timothy Weed Mix: Common Ragweed Giant Ragweed Western Ragweed Dust Mix: Blatella germanica Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus Dermatophagoides farinae Hollister-Stier Labs Mould Mix: A.alternata Aspergillus fumigatus Candida albicans Cladosporium herbarum Helminthosporium halodes Penicillium notatum Tree Mix: Box Elder Common Silver Birch Hazel Oak London Plane Maple Sycamore Single Allergens: Beef Bermuda Grass Cat Dander Clam Common Silver Birch Cows Milk Crab Dog Dander Egg White Egg Yolk Fish (Cod) Hazel Nut Horse Dander Latex Nettle Peanut Shrimp/Prawn Soya Bean Wheat
Immunoglobulins or antibodies, play an important role in the immune system and help fight against harmful bacteria and viruses in the body. There are five classes of antibodies and several subclasses. In those that have an allergy, their immune system overreacts to a harmless allergen (such as food, grass or animal dander) by producing IgE. This reaction usually causes irritation to the nose, lungs, throat and skin. The allergen-specific IgE antibody test is used to check for an allergy to a specific allergen. It measures the amount of IgE antibody in the blood targeted for a suspected allergen.
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