Goose Feather Allergy IgE Blood Test
The goose feather allergy IgE blood test measures the amount of allergen-specific IgE antibodies in the blood in order to detect an allergy to goose feathers.
Order a goose feather allergy IgE blood test to detect an allergy to goose feathers. This test measures the amount of allergen-specific antibodies in a blood sample.
Goose feathers are one of the more common causes of allergic reactions when compared to other bird feathers. Allergies may become apparent after exposure to geese due to handling them, cleaning their cages, or being in the area where dust is circulated from housing the birds.
Allergies to other bird species, such as parrot, parakeet, chicken, pigeon, and duck, may also be encountered by individuals with goose feather allergies.
An allergy to goose feathers triggers a reaction in an individual's immune system. The body views certain substances as toxic and produces IgE antibodies to these contaminants. These antibodies cause histamine to be released, which will cause the symptoms of an allergic reaction.
Allergy symptoms vary from one individual to the next ranging from mild to severe reactions. Common symptoms of a goose feather allergy include:
- Sore throat
- Postnasal drip
- Itchy and watery eyes
- Runny nose
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