Weed and Grass Allergy Test Panel

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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: Bahia Grass g17 IgE

Bahia Grass (G17) IgE

Also known as: Bermuda Grass g2 IgE

Bermuda Grass (G2) IgE

Also known as: Common Ragweed Short w1 IgE

Common Ragweed (Short)

Also known as: Giant Ragweed Tall w3 IgE

Giant Ragweed (Tall) (W3)

Also known as: Johnson Grass g10 IgE

Johnson Grass (G10) IgE

Also known as: Mugwort w6 IgE

Mugwort (W6) IgE

Also known as: Nettle w20 IgE

Nettle (W20) IgE

Also known as: Perennial Rye Grass g5 IgE

Perennial Rye Grass (G5)

Also known as: Rough Marsh Elder w16 IgE

Rough Marsh Elder (W16)

Also known as: Rough Pigweed w14 IgE

Rough Pigweed (W14) IgE

Also known as: Russian Thistle w11 IgE

Russian Thistle (W11) IgE

Also known as: Sheep Sorrel w18 IgE

Sheep Sorrel (W18) IgE

Also known as: Timothy Grass g6 IgE

Timothy Grass (G6) IgE

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The Weed and Grass Allergy Test Panel panel contains 13 tests with 13 biomarkers.

Brief Description: The Weed and Grass Allergy Test Panel is a comprehensive diagnostic tool designed to identify allergic sensitivities to a variety of common weeds and grasses. This panel tests for specific Immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies in the blood that are produced in response to allergens. IgE is a type of antibody associated with allergic reactions. The presence of these antibodies can help in diagnosing allergies to specific grasses and weeds, which are common triggers of allergic symptoms, particularly during certain seasons.

Collection Method: Blood Draw

Specimen Type: Serum

Test Preparation: No preparation required

What markers does the Weed and Grass Allergy Test Panel include?

The panel includes tests for IgE antibodies against the following weeds and grasses:

  1. Bahia Grass (G17 IgE Antibody)
  2. Bermuda Grass (G2 IgE Antibody)
  3. Common Ragweed (W1 IgE Antibody)
  4. Giant Ragweed (W3 IgE Antibody)
  5. Johnson Grass (G10 IgE Antibody)
  6. Mugwort (W6 IgE Antibody)
  7. Nettle (W20 IgE Antibody)
  8. Perennial Rye Grass IgE Antibody
  9. Rough Marsh Elder (W16 IgE Antibody)
  10. Rough Pigweed (W14 IgE Antibody)
  11. Sheep Sorrel (W18 IgE Antibody)
  12. Timothy Grass (G6 IgE Antibody)

Each of these tests measures the immune response to these specific types of grass and weed pollens. The results can provide valuable insights into what specific allergens may be causing a person's allergy symptoms.

When and Why the Weed and Grass Allergy Test Panel May Be Ordered

The Weed and Grass Allergy Test Panel may be ordered when a person exhibits allergic symptoms that could be related to grass or weed pollen. These symptoms often include:

  • Sneezing
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Itchy, watery eyes
  • Asthma or breathing difficulties in more severe cases

This panel is particularly useful for individuals who experience seasonal allergies, often worsening during spring and summer when grass and weed pollens are most prevalent. Identifying the specific type of grass or weed causing the allergic reaction is essential for effective allergy management. This information can help in developing targeted strategies to avoid exposure and can guide decisions regarding allergen-specific immunotherapy or other treatments.

What the Weed and Grass Allergy Test Panel Checks For

The Weed and Grass Allergy Test Panel checks for specific IgE antibodies against a range of common grasses and weeds. The presence and level of these antibodies indicate that the individual's immune system has become sensitized to these specific allergens. Identifying which grasses and weeds a person is allergic to can be pivotal in managing their symptoms.

In summary, the Weed and Grass Allergy Test Panel is an important diagnostic tool for identifying specific allergies to common grasses and weeds. By determining the exact allergens responsible for an individual’s symptoms, healthcare providers can offer more personalized treatment and management strategies, improving the quality of life for those with seasonal allergies.

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