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Allergy codfish Test

Allergy codfish Test

also known as: Allergy Codfish Enzyme Assay

Fish allergies are one of the most commonly found food allergies. They are most widely experienced in adults. Allergy to the codfish occurs due to the presence of IgE antibodies in the fish. Symptoms such as skin rash, headaches, sneezing, and nausea after the consumption of codfish indicate the presence of an allergy. Serious symptoms such as anaphylaxis present the need for an immediate Allergy Codfish test. This test is done as a blood test or skin prick method to analyse the presence and composition of allergens in the blood. The former is more painless in comparison to the latter.

Consult your healthcare practitioner regarding any medicines that you should avoid before the test. Some medicines can interfere with the results by decreasing the number of allergens for a few hours. This leads to false results. You should wear proper clothes that do not hinder the process of the blood test.

This test is primarily used to detect the allergy-causing antibodies in the blood. It reveals the
following:
• It measures the composition of these allergens in the blood helping the doctors in
prescribing the right medication.
• It also enables the doctor to suggest the steps of precaution so as to avoid major
consequences from the allergy.
• It provides information about the elements that can trigger your allergic reaction. Therefore,
the doctor can present you with a list of food items that should be avoided.
• It studies the risk of anaphylaxis, which is a serious condition of body shock.

The process for Codfish Allergy test performs the Radio Immunoabsorbent method on a sample of
blood. This method measures the amount of lgE concentration in your blood. It is performed
through these steps:
• Attaching an elastic band to your upper arm for blocking the blood flow. It will also make the
veins visible.
• Cleaning the skin area for blood sample with alcohol.
• Inserting a needle to draw out the required amount of blood.
• Using cotton gauze to clean and block the area.

Specimen
Serum
Volume
0.2ml
Container
Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Type Gender Age-Group Value
Allergy codfish
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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