Allergies are among the most common chronic conditions worldwide. Allergy symptoms range from making you miserable to putting you at risk for life-threatening reactions.
An allergic reaction begins in the immune system. Our immune system protects us from invading organisms that can cause illness. If you have an allergy, your immune system mistakes an otherwise harmless substance as an invader. This substance is called an allergen. The immune system overreacts to the allergen by producing Immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies. These antibodies travel to cells that release histamine and other chemicals, causing an allergic reaction.
An allergic reaction typically triggers symptoms in the nose, lungs, throat, sinuses, ears, lining of the stomach or on the skin.
For some people, allergies can also trigger symptoms of asthma.
In the most serious cases, a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis can occur.
A number of different allergens are responsible for allergic reactions.
The most common include :-
• Insect stings
• Animal dander
Allergy Testing is based on the medical scientific principle of exposure of a range of different allergens to your immune system.
Most practiced methods of testing is in 2 ways:
Modified Skin Prick method
Here different Allergens are applied on your skin of hands or back & pricks are done by modified blade called Stellate.
Induration (Swelling) Errythema caused by each Allergen, gives your Allergy status.
Serum Allergy Test (Blood Allergy test)
This Allergy Test can be carried out on all age groups. Here small amount of serum sample of patient is tested in a highly sensitive machine for amount of IgE to a specific allergen.
- ELISA or CARLA
- Immunoflorosence (Immunocap)
- Immulite 2000XPi & Phadia 100
The MOST ACCURATE, PROVEN, APROVED and with Highest Specificity and Sensitivity is “Immunocap” method. (“Immunocap is trade mark of Phadia”)
At “bloodallergytest.com” we perform on Immunocap method which is most accreditated and approved by US-FDA.
Once the Allergen (The Trigger) which is causing Allergy is known, the Patient can be totally treated for allergy by giving Allergy shots called “allergy vaccines”, ‘Immunotherapy” or “ALLERGY SPECIFIC IMMUNOTHERAPY” (ASIT).
Facility of Diagnosis and Treating are available at our centre by Qualified Allergist.
- Food Allergy
Allergies caused by food items. Symptoms range from Diarrhoea, Vomiting,Abdominal,Nausea.
- Latex Allergy
Latex allergies are most common in people who have regular exposure to latex products.Common symptoms are skin rashes.
- Mold Allergy
Many people allergic to mold develop symptoms outdoors on days when mold spores are in the air. You may also have symptoms indoors if mold is in your home, school or workplace.
- Pet Allergy
Seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever) is most often caused by pollen.
Perennial allergic rhinitis is triggered by common indoor allergens.
People with allergic rhinitis or asthma are more likely to suffer from chronic rhinosinusitus (sinusitis).
- Skin Allergy
When there is a skin rash, swollen or itchy skin due to allergies
- Stinging Insect Allergy
Most of us develop redness and swelling at the site of an insect bite. Yet people with an insect allergy are at risk for a much more serious reaction even anaphylaxis is (a life threatening condition).
- Allergic conjunctivitis
The eyes become red & watery due to Allergy
“Asthma Profile with Allergy Testing”
Here patient goes through complete work up and he/she need not to think again for any more investigations. Affordable, accurate diagnosis of reasons of trigger of asthma is captured and corrected by our unique management.