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Allergy - Infant Foods Test

Allergy - Infant Foods Test

also known as: Allergy Infant Foods Enzyme Assay

When the body reacts against harmless proteins found in foods, then Food Allergy happens. The reaction usually happens immeadiatly after a food is eaten. Food allergy reactions can vary from mild to severe. Because there are many things that can be confused with food allergies, it is important for parents to know the difference. Allergies may cause by eating the food which the body can’t agree to the food. Symptoms will be likely to skin or stomach they are, Hives (red spots that look like mosquito bites), Itchy skin rashes (eczema, also called atopic dermatitis), Swelling, breathing problems, Sneezing, Wheezing, Throat tightness and stomach problems are, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Circulation symptoms, Pale skin, Light-headedness, Loss of consciousness. They are two types of tests to allergy in babies skin test or blood test.

No special preparation is needed for Milk allergy. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Milk allergy. It’s a simple blood test so, it’s better not to eat past hour to get best results. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.

By testing babies for allergy we can prevent babies to have healthy life and we can prevent them eating the food that causes them allergy in future.

Process of obtaining blood sample in adults: An alcohol pad is used to clean the skin. A needle is then injected through the part of rinsed skin into to your vein specifically in the one that can be seen from the skin. The blood is dragged out from the needle by a nozzle, saved in a vessel and sealed with your name. This sample is carried to the research laboratory for examination.

Process of Skin test : A skin test (also called a scratch test) is the most common allergy test. With this test, the doctor or nurse will put a tiny bit of an allergen (like pollen or food) on the skin. then prick the outer layer of skin or make a small scratch on the skin. If the area swells up and becomes red (like a mosquito bite)

The test is said to be positive, meaning that the child is allergic to that substance. Skin testing allows the doctor to see within about 15 minutes if a child is allergic to the substances tested.

Specimen
Serum
Volume
1ml
Container
Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Type Gender Age-Group Value
Allergy - Infant Foods
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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