Allergy chicken fluorescence assay skin test is used to test the sensitization of your skin to chicken meat. This test helps to know the immune response of the body towards the chicken meat or chicken flavored food. In this test, your skin is slightly pricked and introduced to a tiny amount of the food (chicken) allergen.
A chicken allergy is an allergic reaction to the chicken meat or chicken flavored food after consuming it. Chicken is a high protein and low-fat food that is normally included in the diet. If you have a family history of allergies or allergic diseases, then you are at risk of developing a chicken allergy.
Chicken allergy is not very common. It can occur in individuals of any age. Some individuals are allergic to raw but not the processed or cooked chicken. In individuals who are allergic to chicken, the immune system produces antibodies against it. The signs and symptoms of a chicken allergy are red skin, runny or itchy nose, sneezing, itchy or watery eyes, difficulty breathing, sore throat, coughing or wheezing, hives, difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, etc. These symptoms can be completely avoided when you follow a complete chicken free lifestyle.
This test is performed when you are suspected to have a chicken allergy. Your doctor may ask to perform this test if you experience signs and symptoms of chicken allergy such as red skin, runny or itchy nose, sneezing, itchy or watery eyes, difficulty breathing, sore throat, coughing or wheezing, hives, difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, 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 Fluorescence Assay Skin. Your doctor will give specific instructions depending on your condition on how to prepare for Allergy Chicken Fluorescence Assay Skin.
No specific preparation is required for this test. However, follow all the instructions given by the healthcare provider.
After getting exposed to chicken allergens if you develop hives or reddish spots on the skin or a wheal or flare reaction (immediate reaction to an allergen) at the test location that is at least 3 mm of size may indicate that you have a chicken allergy.
If there is no reaction or hives present on the skin after getting exposed to the chicken allergens then it may indicate that you are not allergic to chicken.
|All age groups
|A wheal and flare reaction of atleast 3mm indicates that the patient is allergic to the substance