Dust allergy blood test is used to detect any allergies caused by dust. This test mainly helps in measuring the IgE antibodies in the blood to assess the sensitization to dust allergens. This test helps in knowing the immune response to dust.
What is dust allergy? Dust allergy is the reaction to the dust in the environment. People with dust allergy will experience symptoms soon after inhaling the dust particles. The symptoms of dust allergy include sneezing continuously, runny or stuffy nose, wheezing, itching, coughing, shortness of breath, tightness in the chest, watery eyes, irritation in the eyes, redness of the eyes, etc. Dust is commonly found in the corners of four house or in the places that are not cleaned very often. People with dust allergy mostly experience the dust allergy symptoms immediately after sweeping or vacuuming or dusting the house. The triggering factors of dust allergy are dust mites, pet hair, fur or feathers, cockroaches, pollen, mud, etc.
Sometimes the allergic reactions can be life-threatening causing narrowing of the airways, making it difficult to breathe. Very often dust allergy may cause an anaphylactic reaction. Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency condition which leads to facial flushing, itching, shock, sudden fall in blood pressure, constriction of airways, swollen throat, difficulty to breathe, etc.
Why this test is performed? This test may be recommended be recommended to you if you experience symptoms like sneezing continuously, watery eyes, irritation in the eyes, redness of the eyes, runny or stuffy nose, wheezing, itching, coughing, shortness of breath, tightness in the chest, etc. This test may also be recommended to evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment if you are diagnosed already.
Inform your doctor if you are on any medications, have any allergies or underlying medical conditions before your Allergy Panel Dust Enzyme Assay Blood. Your doctor will give specific instructions depending on your condition on how to prepare for Allergy Panel Dust Enzyme Assay Blood.
No specific preparation is required for this dust allergy test.
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 reference range, it may indicate that the person is most likely to have an allergy.
If your test results are lower than the reference range, it may indicate that the allergy is absent in the individual.
If you get abnormal test results, consult your doctor immediately. Your doctor may recommend other tests depending on your test results.
|UNISEX||All age groups||Increased IgE (>100kU/l) is seen if the person is allergic to the specific substance|