Allergy Testing

Allergy testing is a test to know patient is allergic to which allergen. Some may be allergic to ginger or milk which he consumes daily. It is allergy test which let us know it was milk which was causing problem. Allergy test is very sensitive test and must be done by senior experienced allergist who has knowledge of aero-biology of that geographical region where patient resides. There are different allergies causing matters. Inhalants are who because it by air or particles suspended in air. Food is a ingest ants which causes allergy after eating. Late allergy by food is called intolerance. We are pioneer to start “Food Intolerance Test (FIT)” in Indore. When a honey bee bites and causes allergy is Insect venom allergy. Drugs are known to cause anaphylaxis. Drug allergy test can screen offending allergy causing drugs.

Allergy test are following varieties:

1 Inhalant Skin Allergen Test: for Nasal Allergies, Asthma, Sinus, Eye Allergies etc.
2 Food Skin Allergen Test: for Urticaria, Atopic dermatitis, Eczema and allergic Asthma.
3 Drug Skin Allergy Test: for drug hypersensitivity reactions. E.g. Penicillin etc.
4Insect Venom Skin Allergy Test: many of us are exposed to honey bee or bumble bee bite and can lead to shock.
5 Blood Allergy Test:is done in Children which cover Inhalant, Insects dropping, Molds, Animals and medicines. This is done on highly sophisticated instrument by CARLA, Rida and other latest tools. The kits are imported and dependable. It does not cover all Indian allergens.
6 Food Intolerance Test(FIT): is a delayed phase reaction of allergy. This is done in Serum (Blood). We have 51 Indian food batteries to perform it and 201 international food for foreign patients living out of India.
7 Combination of above makes a perfect pair and decided by our consultant allergy specialist Dr S Z Jafrey.

Skin Allergy Test:

is a Gold standard method of test worldwide. It is quick, almost pain free, reproducible, and correlates well with history. It takes <1 hour. It is endorsed by World Allergy Organisation, European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology & The American Academy Allergy Asthma & Immunology, USA.

How to come prepared for Allergy Test?
For performing allergy test;

Stop antihistamines and steroids 3 days prior.
Wear loose clothes.
Avoid beta-blockers medicines.
Tell your history of any drug reaction or allergy.
Ladies who observe ‘Islamic parda system’ should inform in advance to reception for specific needs and arrangement of lady attendant.

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