Saltwort / Russian thistle originated in Europe and Asia and have become naturalised and common throughout most arid and semiarid regions of the world, including central and western regions of Canada and the United States. It is commonly found on the coasts of Europe, North Africa, Asia and North America and Australia. Saltwort pollen commonly induces asthma, allergic rhinitis and allergic conjunctivitis in sensitised individuals. This IgE blood allergy test will determine if you are allergic to Russian Thistle (Salwort) 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.
No special preparation is needed for Allergy Saltwort Fluorescence Assay. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Allergy Saltwort Fluorescence Assay. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
|All age groups
|Increased IgE (>100kU/l) is seen if the person is allergic to the specific substance