House Rats comprise two species, Rattus norvegicus, the Brown or Norway Rat, and Rattus Rattus, the Black or Alexandrine Rat. Rat allergens found in dust, urine, epithelium and saliva are a frequent cause of asthma, allergic rhinitis and allergic conjunctivitis, mainly in laboratory workers but also in ordinary individuals. The allergy caused in households and laboratories due to animal namely mouse is known as mouse epithelium. House rats are mainly of two types Rattus norvegicus or brown rat and Rattus Rattus or Black rat. They are most similar in their appearance and habits. Besides house rats, there are many species of wild rats too which too can cause animal allergen. Animal allergens majorly contribute to house and laboratory dust. The Rat dust which is a major allergic source contains allergens which are in Rate urine, epithelium and saliva. A lgE blood test is needed to detect the allergy caused due to these animal allergens. his IgE antibody allergy test uses a blood sample to determine if you are allergic to Rat Epithelium (tissue). 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.
No special preparation is needed for Allergy Rat Epithelium. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Allergy Rat Epithelium. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
|UNISEX||All age groups||Increased IgE (>100kU/l) is seen if the person is allergic to the specific substance|