American Dust Mite (Dermatophagoides farinae) Allergy Test
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About Our American Dust Mite (Dermatophagoides farinae) Allergy Test
Note: Fasting is not required for this test.
This IgE blood allergy test will determine if you are allergic to American Dust Mites (Dermatophagoides farinae).
Dermatophagoides farinae and D. pteronyssinus are the most abundant house dust mites. D. farinae is more common in North America, and is typically referred to as the American Dust Mite. Dust mites live in bedding, couches, and dust. They survive by feeding on organic matter, such as dead skin and hair cells.
Dust mites prefer warm, humid environments, and people living in regions with this as their climate are more susceptible to acquiring dust mites. Mites can't be seen to the naked eye, and they can't bite, but they can cause allergic reactions.
Dust mite allergies mirror symptoms of hay fever or a cold, and include sneezing, runny nose, and coughing. Allergic reactions can also induce asthma, wheezing, and a skin rash.
The American Dust Mite lays eggs over a 30-day period, producing about one egg a day. The major house dust mite allergens are the most potent of indoor allergens, and dust mites can cause allergic reactions in pets as well as humans.
Individuals who experience allergic reactions to D. farinae mites tend to also experience allergies to other mites in the Pyroglyphidae family.
Traditional allergy tests utilize the Skin Prick method (also known as a Puncture or Scratch test) to determine whether an allergic reaction will occur by inserting possible triggers into your skin using a needle prick. If you are allergic to the substance, you are forced to suffer through your body's reaction to the allergen. HealthLabs.com offers an easier, virtually pain-free blood test to determine the allergen status of substances without the irritation of traditional skin prick tests.
- No painful skin pricks
- No fasting necessary
- Accurate results within 1 to 2 days
Our quick blood test allows us to use your blood sample to test for allergic reactions externally, rather than causing unnecessary and painful reactions by introducing potential allergens to your system. Tests are administered in approximately 10 minutes or less at any of our 4,500+ nationwide locations. No appointments, no paperwork and no waiting are all part of what makes HealthLabs.com the best option for pain-free and hassle-free allergy testing.
Medically Reviewed by2019-05-20 - Written by HealthLabs Editorial Team.