Rabbit Allergy Test
The rabbit allergy test measures the rabbit epithelium IgE antibody level.
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Rabbit IgE Test - More Information
The rabbit allergy test, sometimes known as a bunny allergy test, measures the rabbit IgE antibody blood level.
Pet rabbits (domesticated rabbits) are typically of the European species and are curious, tame pets. In many places, like Britain, rabbits are in the top three in terms of pet popularity. Rabbits are mammals and, as domesticated pets, usually co-exist well with other animals.
This rabbit IgE test uses the ImmunoCAP® lab methodology. Rabbit epithelium IgE antibody blood test results are reported in kU/L and can be compared against the IgE antibody reference range provided by the lab to determine the IgE allergy class to rabbits. For people considering adopting a rabbit, the rabbit allergy test is sometimes ordered with the Timothy grass allergy test as Timothy grass is a common food eaten by rabbits.
This rabbit allergy blood test is less painful and has less side effects than historical allergy testing methods such as the skin prick test (SPT). In the skin prick, or scratch, test, serum containing rabbit epithelium components are injected into the skin. If you are allergic to rabbit epithelium, you will, unfortunately, have a mild allergic reaction and all of the symptoms that go with it. Instead, this allergy blood test can check for a rabbit epithelium allergy without causing an allergic reaction, resulting in a much more comfortable lab testing experience through a simple blood draw.
There are other ways to reduce the symptoms of rabbit allergies. When possible, washing your rabbit regularly can help reduce the amount of epithelium being shed. Frequent vacuuming of rugs and carpets can help remove rabbit epithelium from the environment. Also, cleaning furniture and other home furnishings with soap and water can help remove excess rabbit epithelium from your home.
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