Skin Prick Test - Trees image

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Background/Purpose

Tree pollens that trigger allergies tend to be very fine and powdery. The wind can carry them for miles.
Inhaling even small amounts can trigger allergy symptoms.
Trees that often set off allergies include:
Ash
Aspen
Beech
Birch
Box elder
Cedar
Cottonwood
Elm
Hickory
Mountain elder
Mulberry
Oak
Pecan
Willow

Procedure

The test area is cleaned and labeled using an appropriate skin marker. When multiple tests are being performed there should be a minimum of of 3cm between them. The skin is pricked lightly and quickly vertically through the sample allergen . A new micro lancet should be used for each substance being tested. The excess sample allergen should be removed immediately with an absorbent paper towel.
The wheals should be read after 15-20 minutes. For a positive reaction, the wheal should be >= 3mm in diameter. A valid result also requires a positive histamine reaction >=3mm and a negative saline control reaction of < 3mm.
Performed: Axially

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Subcutaneous test of tree allergens.

Criteria

  • <3mm wheal
  • No systemic reaction

Measurement

LOINC Code

Scale/Grading

selection range; grade - LOINC ID

Q Values


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2021-10-15 20:07:13
Test ID:463 Version:0