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Allergy Meadow Fescue Fluorescence Assay Skin


Allergy Meadow Fescue Fluorescence Assay Skin

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What is this test?

Fescue is a temperate-climate grass native to northern Europe and western Asia. It has been introduced and grows well in cool climates of the U.S., but is more common in Europe. It has been introduced in similar climates worldwide. It is a valuable pasture grass, used to a lesser extent for hay and as an all-purpose turf grass. Meadow Fescue pollen is a common inducer of asthma, allergic rhinitis and allergic conjunctivitis. This IgE antibody blood test will determine if you are allergic to Meadow Fescue (a common grass), and its pollen. 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. Meadow Fescue is a form of pollen generating species of grass. It is usually dormant in parts of Europe and Asia where it affects a large number of people, during its season. Pollen is one of the most known allergy causing substances. Meadow fescue, in particular, comprises of more than 2 dozen antibodies. These antigens are responsible for severe allergies that cause itchy eyes, sneezing and other such symptoms. IT may also result in some more serious illnesses such as sore eyes (conjunctivitis), asthma and fevers. The Meadow Fescue Allergen Test is performed to confirm the root allergen for the symptoms mentioned above. And if and once confirmed, to measure the extent of the allergy. And this is done by means of a skin prick test. Your skin is then under investigation, after a few minutes of pricking to look for any kind of reactions. In case meadow fescue is actually the reason for your symptoms of itchy skin and runny nose, then your skin will show a small rash in the form of a small red itchy circle. The diameter of this circle is measured. If the reaction expanses 3mm or more, it is confirmed that you are allergic to meadow fescue. The doctor will suggest treatments for you to recover accordingly.

Test Preparation

No special preparation is needed for Allergy Meadow Fescue Fluorescence Assay Skin. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Allergy Meadow Fescue 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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