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Rat Allergy Blood Test

Rat Allergy


Test Code: 602690
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Rat Allergy Blood Test

This test measures an allergic reaction to rat epithelium.  Rats are commonly found in both rural and urban settings.  Symptoms of a rat 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 rat'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 rats or areas where rats are commonly found.  For more testing options, please see our Allergy Testing Category

Results for this test typically take 3-5 business days. 

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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Rat Allergy Blood Test

Rat Allergy


Test Code: 2659
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Rat Allergy Blood Test

This test measures an allergic reaction to rat epithelium.  Rats are commonly found in both rural and urban settings.  Symptoms of a rat 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 rat'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 rats or areas where rats are commonly found.  For more testing options, please see our Allergy Testing Category

Results for this test typically take 3-5 business days. 

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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