The Purpose of a Dog and Cat Allergen Profile Dander Blood Test
Pets are adorable, beloved companions that are part of our families. But what happens when you get a pet and someone in your home develops a runny nose, a cough, watery eyes, and other symptoms of allergies? This doesn’t just affect you physically, but it can also be emotionally draining if you find allergies may mean you have to give up ownership of your loyal pet. These pet allergies are triggered by dander from an animal’s saliva and skin, and these tiny particles float through the air, where you inhale them and your immune system’s allergic response kicks in. A blood test for pet allergies can help you pinpoint the problem so you can see if there are any solutions, like allergy medications, available to you.
Dog Dander (e5) IgE (2605)
What Does the Blood Test for Pet Allergies Measure?
This test will measure any potential antibodies your body produces in response to exposure to cat and dog dander. Antibodies are a signal that you have an immune response that leads to an allergic reaction.
Who Should Take a Dog and Cat Allergy Blood Test?
You may need a dog and cat allergy blood test if you’ve ever experienced typical allergy symptoms in the presence of these animals.
Cat and Dog Allergy Test Preparation
You don’t have to follow any special instructions before giving your blood sample for the cat and dog allergy test.
Allergen Profile Dog and Cat Dander Blood Test Results
Generally, if there are no antibodies detected in your blood sample, then you would not be considered allergic to cats and dogs. If there are antibodies, the higher the level, the greater the likelihood of an allergic reaction. You may need more testing to help determine the best plan for addressing your allergies; a telehealth appointment with a Personalabs physician can help you figure out your options.
Where Can I Get a Dog and Cat Allergen Profile Dander Blood Test Near Me?
Personalabs helps give you the health information you need. Shop our online store and select an allergen profile dog and cat dander blood test from our wide variety of environmental allergy tests. (We also carry a comprehensive collection of general allergy and food allergy tests.)
Here’s how the Personalabs process works:
Step 1: Find out if you need your doctor’s approval before purchasing a test, depending on the state where you live. Then buy the test and download the lab order that comes with your purchase.
Step 2: Use the lab locator tool on our website to find the closest facility for your testing appointment. You can choose from more than 4,000 Quest Diagnostics and Labcorp locations across the country.
Step 3: Bring the test order to your appointment and complete your testing.
Step 4: Receive your results in your secure Personalabs account, usually within 2 to 10 business days. (If you need answers right away, contact us, and we will reach out to the lab to help you.)
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