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Allergy Common Pigweed Radio Immunoabsorbent Skin

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Allergy Common Pigweed Radio Immunoabsorbent Skin

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What is this test?

Common pigweed is a common weed found throughout the world, in particular in Europe, the USA, Brazil, Korea, Spain, Mozambique, Mexico, Hungary, Germany, and Afghanistan. Common pigweed pollen commonly induces asthma, allergic rhinitis and allergic conjunctivitis. Common pigweed, also called Amaranthus retroflexus, is a small plant from the Amaranth family. Pigweed is a leafy green plant that has small green flowers at the top that feel course. Pigweed is often found in gardens or abandoned fields so you may come across it in your backyard. Peak pollen shed is late summer to early fall. It is typically found in full sun and dry conditions. Symptoms include: watery eyes, sneezing, itchy eyes, and runny nose. Traditional allergy tests utilize the Skin Prick method (also known as a Puncture or Scratch test) to determine whether an allergic reaction will occur by inserting possible triggers into your skin using a needle prick. If you are allergic to the substance, you are forced to suffer through your body's reaction to the allergen.

Test Preparation

No special preparation is needed for Allergy Common Pigweed Radio Immunoabsorbent Skin. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Allergy Common Pigweed Radio Immunoabsorbent Skin. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.

Understanding your test results

GenderAge groupsValue
UNISEXAll age groupsA wheal and flare reaction of atleast 3mm indicates that the patient is allergic to the substance
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