Tree Pollen Respiratory Allergy Panel

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: Acacia t19 IgE

Acacia (T19) IgE

Also known as: Birch t3 IgE

Birch (T3) IgE

Also known as: Cottonwood t14 IgE

Cottonwood (T14) IgE

Also known as: Elm t8 IgE

Elm (T8) IgE

Also known as: HickoryPecan Tree t22 IgE

Hickory/Pecan Tree (T22)

Also known as: Maple Box Elder t1 IgE

Maple (Box Elder) (T1)

Also known as: Mountain Cedar t6 IgE

Mountain Cedar (T6) IgE

Also known as: Oak t7 IgE

Oak (T7) IgE

Also known as: Olive Tree t9 IgE

Olive Tree (T9) IgE

Also known as: Sycamore t11 IgE

Sycamore (T11) IgE

Also known as: Black Walnut, ImmunoCAP®, Walnut f256 IgE

Walnut (F256) IgE

Also known as: White Ash t15 IgE

White Ash (T15) IgE

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The Tree Pollen Respiratory Allergy Panel panel contains 12 tests with 12 biomarkers.

Brief Description: The Tree Pollen Respiratory Allergy Panel is a specific diagnostic test designed to identify allergic sensitivities to various types of tree pollen. This panel tests for Immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies in the blood against a range of tree pollens. IgE is a type of antibody that the body's immune system produces in response to what it perceives as harmful substances. In the case of allergies, these are typically harmless environmental substances such as pollen

Collection Method: Blood Draw

Specimen Type: Serum

Test Preparation: No preparation required

What tests does the Tree Pollen Respiratory Allergy Panel include?

The panel includes tests for IgE antibodies against the following tree pollens:

  1. Acacia (T19 IgE Antibody)
  2. Birch (T3 IgE Antibody)
  3. Cottonwood (T14 IgE Antibody)
  4. Elm (T8 IgE Antibody)
  5. Hickory/Pecan Tree (T22 IgE Antibody)
  6. Maple (Box Elder) (T1 IgE Antibody)
  7. Mountain Cedar (T6 IgE Antibody)
  8. Oak (T7 IgE Antibody)
  9. Olive Tree (T9 IgE Antibody)
  10. Sycamore (T11 IgE Antibody)
  11. Walnut (F256 IgE Antibody)
  12. White Ash (T15 IgE Antibody)

These tests measure the body's immune response to these specific types of tree pollens, which are common triggers of allergy symptoms.

When and Why the Tree Pollen Respiratory Allergy Panel May Be Ordered

The Tree Pollen Respiratory Allergy Panel may be ordered when a person exhibits symptoms suggestive of a tree pollen allergy. These symptoms can include:

  • Sneezing
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Itchy, watery eyes
  • Wheezing or difficulty breathing in more severe cases

This panel is particularly useful during certain times of the year when tree pollen is most prevalent, typically in the spring and early summer. It helps in diagnosing tree pollen allergies and can be crucial for people who experience seasonal allergic reactions whose specific cause hasn't been identified.

Identifying the exact type of tree pollen causing the allergy is important for managing and treating the condition. It can help in creating specific avoidance strategies and may guide decisions regarding allergy immunotherapy (allergy shots).

What the Tree Pollen Respiratory Allergy Panel Checks For

The Tree Pollen Respiratory Allergy Panel checks for specific IgE antibodies against various tree pollens. The presence of these antibodies indicates that the individual has a sensitized immune system to the specific tree pollen. Each type of tree pollen included in the panel represents common allergens that can trigger allergic reactions in sensitive individuals.

By pinpointing exactly which tree pollens a person is allergic to, healthcare providers can offer more personalized advice on avoiding exposure to these allergens. Furthermore, if a patient is considering allergy shots or other forms of immunotherapy, this panel provides vital information for customizing the treatment to target the specific allergens causing their symptoms.

In summary, the Tree Pollen Respiratory Allergy Panel is a targeted tool for diagnosing allergies to specific tree pollens. It aids in the identification of the allergenic trees contributing to a person's allergy symptoms, thereby facilitating more effective management and treatment of seasonal allergies.

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