Cat dander allergy test


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Why Get Tested For Cat Dander Allergy?

Up to 30% of individuals who have existing allergic asthma may experience a serious flare-up of their symptoms if they come into contact with a cat – especially when a cat dander allergy is present. This is one particularly important reason to get tested. Additionally, a cat dander allergy test can also help a person identify the reason behind consistently experiencing cold symptoms, and can ensure appropriate treatment is provided.

The Cat allergen rapid test is a testing device for the qualitative determination of cat dander specific Immunoglobin E (slgE) in human serum, plasma or whole blood. The test, in conjunction with other clinical observations, is intended to identify allergic symptoms caused by cat dander-specific immunoglobin E (IgE) Tyoe I hypersensitivity.

Cat Dander Allergy Test Contents

  • Test device.
  • Disposable pipette.
  • Package insert.
  • Whole blood buffer.

Test Instructions

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Cat Dander Allergy

A shocking statistic recently reported is that up to 90% of households in the United States may have detectable levels of allergens that come from cats or dogs. In the country, 38% of households have at least one cat. An estimated 10% of all people have an allergy to regular household pets. While cats and dogs are the most common pets that cause allergic reactions, studies have found that a person is two times as likely to be allergic to a cat than to a dog.

What Is Cat Dander Allergy?

Cat dander allergy is a term that is often used to describe the reaction that some people experience when they come into contact with a cat. One common misconception about this type of allergy is that the fur of a cat is what causes a person to sneeze and have watery eyes. It is actually not the fur that should be considered the culprit, but rather the dander, which is a term that describes dead skin cells. Additionally, saliva and urine of a cat can also cause these reactions. A cat dander allergy is when the body’s immune system reactions to Fel d 1, a type of protein found in the dander, urine, and saliva of a cat.

What Are The Symptoms Of Cat Dander Allergy?

Not everyone will experience the same symptoms when they are allergic to the cat. Cat dander allergy can sometimes cause mild symptoms, but there are also times where a patient may experience severe complications that could be harmful to their general wellbeing.

Common symptoms that a person may experience include:

  • Eyes may be red and itchy
  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Hives
  • Rash
  • Sneezing
  • A runny or stuffy nose
  • The nose may also be itchy
  • When a cat bites, licks, or scratches the patient, the skin may appear red

When To Consult A Doctor?

A doctor should be consulted when allergy symptoms appear after coming into contact with a cat, as well as when asthma symptoms become worse. This is especially for individuals who are living with a cat, as the doctor will need to assess the severity of the allergic condition and prescribe appropriate an appropriate treatment plan for the patient.

Cat dander allergy is a term used to describe an allergic reaction that the body experiences when exposed to certain proteins that are produced by several parts of a cat’s body. The presence of this allergic reaction can cause symptoms similar to hay fever, as well as cause people with asthma to experience worse symptoms. Treatments are available to help reduce the effects of a cat dander allergy.