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Allergy Indian Rice Grass Fluorescence Assay Skin

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Allergy Indian Rice Grass Fluorescence Assay Skin

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What is this test?

Bahia grass (Paspalum notatum), also known as common bahia and Pensacola bahia, is a tropical to subtropical perennial grass (family Poaceae). It is identifiable by its prominent dual, V-shaped inflorescence consisting of two spike-like racemes containing multiple tiny spikelets, each about 2.8-3.5 mm long. This grass is low-growing and creeping with stolons and stout, scaly rhizomes. Stolons are pressed firmly to the ground, have short internodes, and root freely from the nodes forming a dense sod. The flat, tough-textured leaves are usually hairless, with blades 2-6 mm wide. They are flat, folded, and inrolled, tapering to a fine point. The leaf bases at the terminus of each rhizome usually have a purplish hue. Stems usually reach 20-75 cm tall. The terminal dual racemes are each attached to the top of a slender stem or with one slightly below the other. Infrequently, there may be a third present below the terminal ones. The spikelets closely overlap in two rows. Compared to temperate grass species such as Timothy grass and Perennial Rye grass, which pollinate during the spring and early summer, the pollination period of Bahia grass extends from spring through autumn, therefore triggering allergic rhinitis and asthma late in the grass pollen season. 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 Indian Rice Grass Fluorescence Assay Skin. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Allergy Indian Rice Grass Fluorescence Assay 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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