Allergy chicken feather fluorescence assay blood test is used to detect the presence of immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies against the chicken feather in the blood. This test helps to know the immune response of the body towards chicken feather allergens.
A chicken feather allergy is an allergic reaction to the chicken feather or things that are made up of chicken feathers. Arts and crafts that include chicken feathers and wing feathers can also cause this allergy. This is very common in chicken breeders and poultry workers. If you have a family history of allergies or allergic diseases, then you are at risk of developing a chicken feather allergy.
Feathers themselves are not only the source of allergens, but it can also be due to the dander or dust mites that collect within feathers. Dander is a kind of dust or tiny particles of the skin that had been shed from birds along with fur or feathers. These allergens can spread when the birds flutter their wings.
An individual who is allergic to a chicken feather when gets exposed to it, their immune system produces antibodies against these proteins. The signs and symptoms of a chicken feather allergy are red skin, runny, itchy nose, sneezing, itchy or watery eyes, black circles under the eyes, difficulty breathing, sore throat, coughing or wheezing, hives, etc. These symptoms can be completely avoided when you are not getting exposed to chicken feathers or any chicken poultry farms.
This test is performed when you are suspected to have a chicken feather allergy. Your doctor may ask to perform this test if you experience signs and symptoms of chicken feather allergy such as red skin, runny, itchy nose, sneezing, itchy or watery eyes, black circles under the eyes, difficulty breathing, sore throat, coughing or wheezing, hives, etc. This test may also be performed to evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment, if already diagnosed.
Inform your doctor if you are on any medications, have any allergies or underlying medical conditions before your Allergy Chicken Feather Fluorescence Assay. Your doctor will give specific instructions depending on your condition on how to prepare for Allergy Chicken Feather Fluorescence Assay.
No specific preparation is required for this test. However, follow all the instructions given by the healthcare provider.
The normal reference range may vary depending on gender, age, health history, etc.
If your test results show high levels of IgE antibodies than the given normal reference range, it may indicate that the person is most likely to have a chicken feather allergy.
If your test results are lower than the normal reference range, it may indicate that the person is unlikely to have a chicken feather allergy.
Based on the test results, your doctor may advise appropriate medical treatments, lifestyle modifications, or further diagnostic tests.
|UNISEX||All age groups||Increased IgE (>100kU/l) is seen if the person is allergic to the specific substance|