Companion Pet Allergy Testing
Companion pet allergies are allergic reactions triggered by exposure to certain substances found in pets, such as dead skin flakes (dander), saliva, or urine. Any animal with fur, feathers, or hair can be a source of pet allergies, but cats and dogs are the most common culprits. The symptoms of pet allergies can range from mild to severe and may include sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, skin rash, and difficulty breathing.
To diagnose pet allergies, a doctor may perform skin tests or blood tests to identify the specific allergens that are causing the allergic reaction. Treatment options for pet allergies include avoiding exposure to the allergen, taking medications such as antihistamines or decongestants, and immunotherapy (allergy shots).
Pet Allergy Xplorer (PAX) is a serum test designed to identify specific allergens that trigger allergic reactions in pets. It is the first commercial serological IgE-specific test that uses allergen extracts and molecular components to identify which allergens are affecting pets.PAX is a quantitative multiplex macroarray specifically designed for companion animals that tests for both allergen extracts and molecular components. Molecular allergology is a state-of-the-art approach to the detection of sensitisations, whereby defined single allergen components are used for the determination of specific IgE in pets. The PAX test can identify a wide range of allergens, including common pet allergens such as dust mites, mold, and pollen, as well as food allergens that may be causing allergic reactions in pets.
PAX is a non-invasive blood test that involves collecting a small sample of the pet’s blood, which is then analyzed in a laboratory. The test can identify specific allergens that trigger allergic reactions in pets with a high degree of accuracy, allowing pet owners to take proactive measures to reduce their pet’s exposure to these allergens. The PAX test can be tailored to the specific needs of each pet, allowing pet owners to identify the specific allergens that trigger allergic reactions in their pet.
In conclusion, Pet Allergy Xplorer (PAX) is a serum test designed to identify specific allergens that trigger allergic reactions in pets. It is a highly accurate and customizable method of diagnosing pet allergies, allowing pet owners to take proactive measures to reduce their pet’s exposure to specific allergens and manage their pet’s allergies more effectively.
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