The ImmunoCAP Respiratory Allergy Profile provides an accurate and convenient method of confirming or excluding atopy in patients with allergy-like symptoms. It measures allergic reaction to Cat dander, Cockroach, Common pigweed, Common silver birch, Dog dander, Grey alder, House dust mite (D. farinae), House dust mite (D. pteronyssinus), Maple box-elder, Mold (Alternaria alternata), Mold (Aspergillus fumigatus), Mold (Cladosporium herbarum), Oak, Saltwort, Russian thistle, Timothy grass, Walnut, Western ragweed, and Total IgE. You may also consider requesting additional testing for specific allergens.
In the United States, half of all chronic rhinitis cases are caused by allergies. These cases require different treatment than that used for non-allergic rhinitis. Furthermore, allergy testing helps identify the 60% of asthmatics whose asthma is triggered by allergies. Managing the allergy is often beneficial in these cases. Thus, allergy testing results can be helpful when making treatment decisions. Because different types of allergens are found in different parts of the country, tests focus on allergens specific to that region. This test is based upon regional allergens found in Western Washington, Oregon, and Northern California.
If your results are abnormal or out-of-range from the normal, please contact a health care provider. The interpretation of any laboratory test should be made only by a licensed nurse practitioner or physician.