allergy scratch test results

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leenainverse
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   Posted 5/28/2008 1:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone,



I was wondering if anyone has any experience reading the test results of scratch tests.



I had a scratch test done a while back and was told I was allergic to cats and some variety of mold, i think. . Today I went to my doctors office and asked for a copy of those results because I wanted to see exactly what it was I was allergic to and because I wanted to see if he had tested me for food allergies. Turns out I wasn't ( the nurse said so) I suspect I'm allergic to wheat.



The things I was allergic to have numbers on them I'm assuming the higher the number the worse my reaction?



My results:



It says cladosporium clad. U(o) - 1+

penicillium notatum U (i) - 1+

A. fumigatus U (i) - 1+

EH - 1 Cat Hair - 2

EP - 1 Cat Pelt - 1+

Grain s m u t mix o - 2



I have no idea what the grain s m u t mix means and I looked online but can't seem to find anything on it.. Has anyone else had this on their results?



Also on the beginning of the list is listed things like : HR-G , HR-A, Dil(A), HA etc.



it shows a 3 next to the HA but I have no idea what this means....



I wish they would use plain english on these tests lol





Can anyone help?



P.S. I had to right the grain word with spaces cause it censored me ...

Post Edited (leenainverse) : 5/28/2008 1:19:12 PM (GMT-6)


Razzle
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   Posted 5/28/2008 11:52 PM (GMT -6)   
That grain thing is a mixture of a certain type of fungus that grows on some grasses and grains.
I don't know what the other initials mean - you should ask the nurse to explain this all to you next time you go to the allergist's office.

The numbers only indicate the size of the wheal & flare that you had during the test. The size of the wheal & flare has nothing to do with how severe your reaction would be to the actual substance.

I hope this helps - take care,
-Razzle
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map lady
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   Posted 6/3/2008 9:19 AM (GMT -6)   

I think the "HA" substance is probably histamine... my doctor it is normal to get something like a 3 for a reaction to histamine, since histamine is the substance your body releases in response to an allergen.

I got 3+'s and 4+'s to 35 of 45 items on my allergy test :(


Another Day
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   Posted 6/3/2008 7:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I wanted to welcome you to HealingWell!
It looks like you have been given better answers than I could have given you.  We have a great support system here.  In my opinion, someone in your allergist's office, preferably the doctor, should have explained all of this to you.  If you don't have a follow-up appointment soon, I would go back in and ask them to explain it where you will understand it.
 
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