Mouse Epithelium Allergy IgE Blood Test
The Mouse Epithelium Allergy IgE Blood Test measures the IgE antibody levels in the blood to detect an allergy to the common house mouse.
What is the purpose of this test?
Order this Mouse Epithelium Allergy IgE Blood Test, which measures the IgE antibody levels in the blood to detect an allergy to the common house mouse. The house mouse is a common allergen in workplaces, schools, and homes. Exposure to mouse allergens can lead to asthma in both adults and children. Inner-city children with a history of atopy and exposure to allergens are at risk. Symptoms include coughing, rhinoconjunctivitis, eczema, and urticaria. Reducing mouse allergens in the environment is critical for asthma patients with IgE sensitization to mice. The primary mouse allergen is Mus m 1, which shows cross-reactivity with other animals, such as horses, dogs, cows, and cockroaches.
When should I order a Mouse Epithelium Allergy IgE Blood Test?
Individuals may order this test if they have experienced symptoms related to a mouse allergy. Allergy symptoms vary from one individual to the next ranging from mild to severe reactions, which can occur within minutes to hours after exposure. Common symptoms of a mouse allergy may include one or more of the following symptoms:
- Red or watery eyes
- Runny nose
- Sore or scratchy throat
- Sinus pressure causing facial pain
- Swollen, dark-colored skin under the eyes
- Trouble breathing or wheezing
- Poor sleep
- Decreased sense of taste or smell
A severe, possibly life-threatening allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis can occur in the most severe cases. An anaphylactic response requires immediate medical attention. Signs or symptoms of anaphylaxis include:
- Rapid or increased pulse
- Swollen throat or lump making it difficult to breathe
- Low blood pressure
- Extreme dizziness or loss of consciousness
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