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Overview

Allergy - Inhalants Test

Allergy - Inhalants Test

also known as: Allergy Inhalant Enzyme Assay

Nearly 9 out of 10 people are allergic to one substance or the other; however the one commonality
that affects most of them happen to be inhalants since they are more pervasive than other forms of
allergies. Inhalant allergy often consists of developing allergic reactions to air borne inhalants such as
dust, mites, dander, pollen, mold, cockroach droppings, pet urine, and much more. These usually
result in you developing the following symptoms, such as
Coughing
Wheezing
Constricted breathing
Congestion
Sore throat
Runny nose
Difficulty in breathing
It is important that you check in with your physician right away, once you start developing the above
symptoms so that you can seek immediate relief.

Your doctor would first evaluate your current condition as well as review your medical profile and history; at this point, you need to inform your doctor regarding any OTC medications that you may be taking at the moment to help alleviate some of your current symptoms or for that matter, for any other health condition as it can have a bearing on your test results. Your doctor, after evaluating your condition would order a Allergy-Inhalants test, to check and see if you are indeed intolerant to the same.

The Allergy-Inhalants test is mainly used to determine if you are susceptible to airborne allergens or not; and in case of a positive result, you may be required to take a few additional measures to safeguard your health such as installing a HEVA grade air filter in your residence. And make sure that your carpet and all upholstery is cleaned each day; this should help you breathe better and without running the risk of having your allergies flare up again.

You would be required to abstain from food for a period of six hours leading up to the test; this is usually done to avoid you developing any food related allergies and to enable your body to digest your last meal before heading into the test. Your doctor would require you to relax so that he can perform a venipuncture and draw a small sample of your blood for running the RAST (radioallergosorbent) test.

This test is quite effective in determining the presence of IgE antibodies of the various allergens that it is being tested for currently. The results should be available right away and should enable your doctor to correctly diagnose your current condition and prescribe effective treatment, including antihistamines to help alleviate your current symptoms

Not useful in patients previously treated with immunotherapy to determine if residual clinical sensitivity exists, or in patients in whom the medical management does not depend upon identification of allergen specificity.
Specimen
Serum
Volume
1ml
Container
Red Top
Type Gender Age-Group Value
Allergy - Inhalants
UNISEX
All age groups
>100kU/l
Average price range of the test is approximately Rs.4500 depending on the factors of city, quality and availablity.
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