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Overview

Dog Dander refers to dead skin cells as well as particles of dog urine and saliva. Dog Dander can be a concern for people having pets at home. It can cause allergic reactions and may require a doctor’s attention. A doctor may recommend an Individual Marker Dog Dander Allergy test.

What is Individual Marker Dog Dander Allergy test?

The Individual Marker Dog Dander Allergy test is conducted on witnessing the symptoms of allergy caused by dog dander, which may include a runny nose; watery, red or itchy eyes; itchy skin or skin rashes; sneezing or coughing; increased sensitivity in the nose, throat, and mouth. The test is conducted to determine the existence and extent of the allergy.

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How is the Individual Marker Dog Dander Allergy test performed?

There are two types of Dog Dander Allergy tests:
•           Skin test.
•           Blood test.
The skin test conducted by a doctor may include inserting flakes or particles of skin cells in the skin by scratching the surface or pricking it. If this causes inflammation or a rash after a few minutes, treatment may be advised. The blood test includes subjecting a small sample of blood to pathological analysis.

What are the parameters measured in the Individual Marker Dog Dander Allergy test?

The Individual Marker Dog Dander Allergy test measures the level of Immunoglobulin E, a protein generated in the body during allergic reactions.

Preparation before performing Individual Marker Dog Dander Allergy test

No special precautions are required before conducting the skin or blood test. Fasting may not be necessary unless specifically prescribed by the lab or the doctor.

Post-care after performing Individual Marker Dog Dander Allergy test

The doctor will apply an ointment on the affected area where the allergen is inserted. No other precaution is needed.

Sample Types in Individual Marker Dog Dander Allergy test

There are two types of samples in Individual Marker Dog Dander Allergy test:

  • Skin sample.
  • Blood sample.

Side effects/Risks of Individual Marker Dog Dander Allergy test

There are no known side effects or challenges in conducting this test.

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