Dog dander allergy test


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Dog Dander Allergy Test Kit

Pets are often considered man’s best friend, which is why millions of households around the world own a cat, dog, or other type of house pet. While this can be a convenient companion to have, some people do experience allergic reactions when they come into contact with some animals — while not as common as cat allergies, being allergic to a dog is possible and can cause a person to experience a number of symptoms.

The Dog allergen rapid test is a testing device for the qualitative determination of dog 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 dog dander-specific immunoglobin E (IgE) Tyoe I hypersensitivity.

Dog Allergy Test Kit Contents

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

Dog Allergy Test Instructions

Dog Allergy Test instructions EN

What Is Dog Dander Allergy?

Dog dander allergy refers to an immune system reaction that occurs when certain proteins that the body of a dog creates enters the human body. Dander, in particular, is a term that refers to the dead skin cells that come from a dog. In addition to the dander, other substances of the dog may also contain proteins that the body may recognize as allergens, including their saliva, as well as urine. It is important to note, however, that dogs with fur may collect dust and pollen – in such a case, it is possible for a patient to develop allergic reactions to these substances, and not particularly to the dog.

What Are The Symptoms Of Dog Dander Allergy?

Pet owners and those who have recently come into contact with a dog may experience an allergic reaction when their bodies create compounds that fight against the presence of proteins contained in the dander of the dog. These symptoms may include the following:

  • Nasal congestion
  • Facial pain
  • Coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest tightness
  • Wheezing
  • Water and itchy eyes, which may also become red
  • Hives
  • A rash on the skin
  • Stuffy nose
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing

Why Get Tested For Dog Dander Allergy?

While there are certain steps that can be implemented to reduce the exposure to a dog when an allergic reaction is experienced, getting tested for a dog dander allergy is the best way of being certain that the symptoms are caused by exposure to the dog itself. There have been cases where a patient rather experiences allergies to substances that collect in the dog’s coat. In these cases, regular bathing of the dog could greatly reduce the risk of such a reaction.

When To Consult A Doctor?

Patients who own dogs should get tested to determine whether or not they should limit their exposure to the dog. When symptoms of a dog dander allergy develop, it would also be a good idea to consult with a doctor, especially if this causes conditions such as asthma to become worse.

Dog allergies are certainly unpleasant for pet owners, but a reality that should be faced. Fortunately, testing for dog dander allergies are relatively easy, and there are cases where a person may rather be allergic to the pollen and other substances that collect in the dog’s coat. Simple steps can be taken to reduce the exposure of dog-related allergens, and there are treatments available to improve symptoms.