Cat allergy is one of the most common fur animal allergies. Symptoms such as itchy eyes, runny nose, swollen or irritated throat are common and can already appear in toddlers but can also occur later in life. Cat allergy does not usually have to be associated with the cat's fur, there are also other allergens that come from the cat's saliva, sebaceous glands and dander that accumulate in the fur and cause an allergic reaction.
This allergy test measures whether you are allergic to cat dander and is based on a blood sample that is sent for analysis to identify your levels of IgE antibodies to cat dander. If the levels of IgE antibodies are high, it may indicate that you are allergic to cats, hypersensitivity to cat dander.
Cat dander refers to the small flakes of skin that cats shed from their fur. These particles can be a common cause of cat allergies and can cause allergic reactions in people who are sensitive to them. Common symptoms of cat allergy include sneezing, itching, watery eyes and difficulty breathing.
IgE antibodies are a type of antibody produced by the immune system in response to exposure to an allergen, such as cat dander. If you are allergic to cat dander, the immune system will produce a higher concentration of IgE antibodies against the allergen. Analysis of the number of IgE antibodies is carried out in order to determine whether you are allergic or not.
By doing an allergy test for cat dander, you can get an answer as to whether you are allergic to these skin flakes that cats shed. The test is based on measuring your IgE antibody levels against cat dander. It may be important to know your cat dander allergy status to avoid potential allergic reactions and to take appropriate preventative measures if you have an allergy.
Allergens from animals are some of the most common allergens that cause allergic reactions. The reason for the reaction is that allergen is secreted from the animal's skin cells, saliva, urine and the sebaceous glands, which cause the body's immune system to react.
It is important that you follow the specific instructions regarding fasting, time of sampling and any medications before you leave your sample. If there are specific indications for your test, you will find them above in the yellow information box. If you follow the steps below, you will be well prepared regardless of which test your sampling is for:
The referral is available digitally at the sampling unit. Here you can read our guidelines for leaving samples.
The sampling is carried out by experienced healthcare personnel at the reception you have chosen. Your samples are sent to an accredited laboratory for analysis. When the analysis is completed, the test results are reported digitally in the "My journal" service. You will receive an e-mail when the first test answer has been received.
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Leave your test at the selected sampling unit, bring a valid ID.
Samples are analyzed, test results are displayed digitally within 2-5 working days.
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