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Allergy - Casein Test

Allergy - Casein Test

also known as: Allergy Casein Enzyme Assay

A casein allergy gets to occur when your body’s immune system thinks that the particular protein intends to tamper your existing sound health conditions. As a result of this, the protective system releases allergic antibodies and when these antibodies interact with the protein substance which in turn results in the release of chemicals such as histamine. At such instances, many symptoms can trigger such as swelling of lips, skin infections, nasal congestion, running nose etc. The Casein Allergy Test is a qualitative allergen IgE blood test that aids to determine whether you’re sensitive to the milk protein or not.

There needs no special preparation for this particular test and all you’ve to do is to get yourself available at the time specified by the physician and reaching there a few minutes early is highly recommended. As it’s a blood, it would be a lot better, if certain type of clothing such as half sleeves or rolled-up sleeve shirts are used. There aren’t any diet limitations for this test and you’ve the freedom to enjoy your meal just like always. However, if the doctor suggests anything about the fast, you are advised to follow those instructions carefully.

This test is actually done to identify any of the allergic conditions that are prevailing with respect to the milk protein casein in the body. Also at times, casein allergic conditions are often confused with lactose intolerance where the two disorders resemble similar symptoms where the medication is quite different. As a result of this test, the proper disorder can be identified with which further treatment methods can be concluded. However it has to be noted that most laboratories do take 1-2 days for the reports to come.

The procedure for this test is quite simple and is nothing different from that of a regular blood test. The skin is cleaned with spirit or alcohol A needle is then inserted into your vein and here, the veins which are visible are preferred. As there’s a pressure difference created in the syringe, the blood is drawn by dragging the handle outwards. The sample is then taken into a research laboratory for further proceedings on the whole.

Type Gender Age-Group Value
Allergy - Casein
UNISEX
All age groups
>100kU/l
Average price range of the test is approximately Rs.900 depending on the factors of city, quality and availablity.
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