Respiratory Allergy Profile Region II: DC, DE, MD,

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The following is a list of what is included in the item above. Click the test(s) below to view what biomarkers are measured along with an explanation of what the biomarker is measuring.

Also known as: Respiratory Allergy Profile Region II DC DE MD NC VA

Alternaria Alternata (M6)

Aspergillus Fumigatus

Bermuda Grass (G2) IgE

Birch (T3) IgE

Cat Dander (E1) IgE

Cladosporium Herbarum

Cockroach (I6) IgE

Common Ragweed (Short)

Cottonwood (T14) IgE


Dermatophagoides Farinae

Dog Dander (E5) IgE

Elm (T8) IgE

Hickory/Pecan Tree (T22)

Immunoglobulin E

Johnson Grass (G10) IgE

Maple (Box Elder) (T1)

Mountain Cedar (T6) IgE

Mouse Urine Proteins

Oak (T7) IgE

Penicillium Notatum (M1)

Rough Pigweed (W14) IgE

Sheep Sorrel (W18) IgE

Timothy Grass (G6) IgE

White Mulberry (T70) IgE

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The Respiratory Allergy Profile Region II: DC, DE, MD, test contains 1 test with 25 biomarkers.

The Respiratory Allergy Profile for Region II is an essential diagnostic tool tailored for individuals residing in the District of Columbia, Delaware, and Maryland. This specialized test panel is designed to detect sensitivities to a variety of allergens that are commonly found in these areas, aiding in the effective management and treatment of allergy-related symptoms.

Included Tests:

  • Alternaria Alternata (M6): Tests for allergies to this mold, known for triggering respiratory problems.
  • Aspergillus Fumigatus: Identifies reactions to a mold that can cause severe respiratory issues, especially in those with compromised immune systems.
  • Bermuda Grass (G2) IgE: Determines allergic reactions to Bermuda grass, a common allergen in outdoor environments.
  • Birch (T3) IgE: Essential for diagnosing allergies to birch pollen, prevalent in early spring.
  • Cat Dander (E1) IgE: Tests for allergies to cat dander, a significant indoor allergen.
  • Cladosporium Herbarum: Identifies sensitivities to a widespread mold, often found both indoors and outdoors.
  • Cockroach (I6) IgE: Determines allergies to cockroach, a notorious allergen in urban settings.
  • Common Ragweed (Short): Tests for reactions to ragweed pollen, a major cause of seasonal allergic rhinitis.
  • Cottonwood (T14) IgE: Measures sensitivity to cottonwood pollen, common in many U.S. regions.
  • Dermatophagoides & Dermatophagoides Farinae: Checks for allergies to dust mites, crucial for managing year-round allergic symptoms.
  • Dog Dander (E5) IgE: Identifies allergies to dog dander, another prevalent indoor allergen.
  • Elm (T8) IgE: Tests for allergic reactions to elm tree pollen.
  • Hickory/Pecan Tree (T22): Identifies allergies to hickory or pecan tree pollen, which can be prevalent in wooded areas.
  • Immunoglobulin E: Measures overall levels of IgE, an indicator of allergic activity in the body.
  • Johnson Grass (G10) IgE: Tests for sensitivity to this grass, common in rural and suburban landscapes.
  • Maple (Box Elder) (T1): Determines allergic reactions to maple tree pollen.
  • Mountain Cedar (T6) IgE: Assesses allergies to mountain cedar pollen, which can travel long distances from its source.
  • Mouse Urine Proteins: Identifies allergies to proteins in mouse urine, significant in both urban and rural settings.
  • Oak (T7) IgE: Tests for sensitivities to oak tree pollen, widespread during spring.
  • Penicillium Notatum (M1): Identifies mold allergies, particularly to species that thrive in damp environments.
  • Rough Pigweed (W14) IgE: Checks for reactions to pigweed, known for its high pollen production.
  • Sheep Sorrel (W18) IgE: Tests for allergies to sheep sorrel, prevalent in fields and meadows.
  • Timothy Grass (G6) IgE: Essential for diagnosing allergies to timothy grass, common in many North American regions.
  • White Mulberry (T70) IgE: Measures sensitivity to white mulberry pollen, which can be highly allergenic.

Benefits of the Test:

This allergy testing panel offers numerous benefits for residents of DC, DE, and MD by helping them:

  • Identify Specific Allergens: Pinpoint the exact environmental and indoor allergens responsible for allergic reactions, allowing for targeted avoidance strategies.
  • Manage Allergy Symptoms Effectively: Utilize test results to tailor allergy management plans, including medication and lifestyle adjustments, to reduce symptoms and improve quality of life.
  • Monitor Allergy Progression: Track how allergies evolve over time, especially useful for adapting treatment strategies as environmental conditions or personal sensitivities change.

Understanding your specific allergic triggers can profoundly impact your ability to manage symptoms and enhance your daily activities. This tailored approach ensures that you are not just treating symptoms but actively managing your health in a way that aligns with your environment and personal sensitivities.

By being informed about the allergens specific to your region, you can make more educated decisions about how to avoid exposure and better manage your symptoms. This is particularly important in areas like DC, DE, and MD, where seasonal and environmental changes can significantly affect the types and levels of allergens in the air.

Continued Benefits and Uses of the Test:

  • Personalized Treatment Plans: Based on the allergens you react to, healthcare providers can develop more personalized treatment plans that may include specific antihistamines, corticosteroids, or even immunotherapy. These targeted treatments can significantly improve the effectiveness of medical interventions, reducing symptoms and potentially decreasing the need for emergency care due to allergic reactions.

  • Improved Lifestyle Choices: With a clearer understanding of what triggers your allergies, you can make informed decisions about outdoor activities, home environments, and even dietary choices if food-related cross-reactivities are identified.

  • Preventative Care: For families with children or planning to have children, knowing the allergenic landscape of your environment can help in early identification and management of potential allergies in children, leading to better preventative care from an early age.

  • Seasonal Readiness: By knowing which seasons will heighten your allergy symptoms, you can prepare in advance, whether it’s stocking up on necessary medications, installing air purifiers, or planning vacations during peak allergy seasons.

How to Proceed with Testing:

To get started with the Respiratory Allergy Profile for Region II, you can contact Ulta Lab Tests or visit their website to schedule an appointment. The process is simple:

  1. Schedule Your Test: Choose a convenient time and location based on the extensive network of labs and facilities.

  2. Undergo Testing: The test typically involves a simple blood draw, which is quick and causes minimal discomfort.

  3. Receive Results: Results are usually available within a few days and can be accessed online through a secure portal.

  4. Consult With a Specialist: It’s advisable to review your results with an allergy specialist or healthcare provider who can help interpret the results and integrate them into a comprehensive allergy management plan.

In conclusion, the Respiratory Allergy Profile Region II offers a critical tool for anyone in the DC, DE, and MD areas looking to gain control over their allergies. By understanding your specific allergic triggers, you can tailor your environment and treatment strategies to significantly reduce symptoms and enhance your quality of life. Take advantage of this specialized test and breathe easier knowing you have the knowledge and tools to manage your allergies effectively.


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