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Allergen, Individual-Animal Chicken Feather Test

Allergen, Individual-Animal Chicken Feather Test

also known as: Allergy Chicken Feather Enzyme Assay

Chicken breeders and staff within the chicken food processing trade are examples of groups with high risk of exposure to developing chicken feather allergies. Chicken feathers is also encountered unexpectedly in pillows manufactured from chicken feathers, arts and crafts that include chicken feathers, and wing feathers used in fletching arrows. Allergy Chicken Feather test is performed on a sample of blood to measure the amount of Immunoglobulin E (IgE) Antibodies within the blood. It is performed to verify Chicken Feather allergic reaction and also during the treatment and once the treatment of Chicken Feather allergy is done. It's also called allergy Chicken Feather Enzyme Assay.

No special preparation is needed for Allergy Chicken Feather. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Allergy Chicken Feather. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.

As mentioned above, the test is used to measure IgE in a blood sample. This helps in indicating if there is an allergy to chicken feathers. If IgE Antibodies are Increased IgE (>100kU/l) it is concluded that the person is allergic to the specific substance. This limit is for both the genders and all age groups.

Allergy Chicken Feather is done using Enzyme Assay method on a Blood sample. This procedure involves detection of allergen specific IgE in a blood sample. This is usually done using a Skin Prick Test (SPT). During this test, the doctor places a drop of solution containing the food allergen on your forearm or back. With a tiny plastic probe or needle, the doctor gently pricks or scratches the skin to permit a small quantity of the solution to enter just under the surface.

The SPT is usually not painful and there's no injury. The scratching on the surface of the skin feels almost like a nail scratch. Results typically take about half-hour to appear. Positive results are indicated by an injury – a raised white bump encircled by a small circle of itchy red skin. In general, an oversized wheal is a possible indicator to a real allergic reaction, however, size isn't invariably a correct predictor. If no injury appears, it's unlikely that you are allergic to the test food.

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Type Gender Age-Group Value
Allergen, Individual-Animal Chicken Feather
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