Mouse Epithelium Allergy Blood Test
Mouse Allergy Blood Test (Labcorp)
This test measures an allergic reaction to mouse epithelium. Mice are commonly found in both rural and urban settings. workers in laboratory settings may develop allergic reactions to mice even if they do not directly handle the animals. Symptoms of a mouse allergy are common to other animal allergies. The most common symptoms include skin rashes, itching, coughing, itchy eyes, stuffy nose, and respiratory problems. A severe reaction might involve difficulty breathing. It is common for people with an allergy to rats to also be allergic to other rodents such as mice.
Allergies are caused by a reaction in the body's immune system. The body identifies certain substances, such as cells from a mouse's skin or dander, as harmful and produces IgE antibodies against them. The severity of the allergy will vary from one person to the next. Blood allergy testing provides numerical results for IgE antibody levels to help determine how severe a reaction a person will have.
Testing is typically ordered when a person is experiencing symptoms of an allergic reaction after being in proximity to mice or areas where mice are commonly found. Request A test also offers an allergy test for mouse urine. For more testing options, please see our Allergy Testing Category.
Results for this test typically take 3-5 business days.