Timothy Grass Allergy Test
The Timothy grass allergy test checks the Timothy grass IgE antibody level.
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Timothy Grass IgE Test - More Information
The Timothy grass allergy test measures the Timothy grass IgE antibody blood level.
Timothy grass, also known as Timothy-grass, meadow cat's tail and common cat's tail, is a type of grass that is common in Europe. A slow-growing perennial grass, it is tolerance of dry and cold conditions. Timothy grass is a common food for guinea pigs, rabbits, and chinchillas as it provides benefits to tooth health. Timothy grass is also used as feed for cows and horse.
This Timothy grass IgE test uses the ImmunoCAP® lab methodology. Timothy grass 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 Timothy grass. Because of its use as a type of rabbit food, people looking to adopt rabbits typically order the Timothy grass allergy test with the rabbit allergy test.
This Timothy grass 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 Timothy grass components are injected into the skin. If you are allergic to Timothy grass, 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 Timothy grass allergy without causing an allergic reaction, resulting in a much more comfortable lab testing experience through a simple blood draw.
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