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Allergy - Lobster Test

Allergy - Lobster Test

also known as: Allergy Lobster Enzyme Assay

Lobster allergy is caused due to Lobster and can be determined using the blood sample of the person. Lobsters are an arthropod which is quite large having larger claws and are readily used for consumption. The Lobster allergy tests are commonly used to determine whether a person is allergic to the common shellfish Lobster. Traditionally, the Lobster allergy test was conducted using skin prick method which was also known as the puncture or scratch test. The traditional method included whether a person will show allergic symptoms by triggering the skin through an allergic substance by a needle.

The Lobster allergy blood test is also commonly known as allergen-specific lgE antibody test. The test is free from painful skin pricks, but for the sample of blood, it is advised to wear half sleeve shirts or shirts which have easily foldable sleeves. The tests require no fasting and normal routine diet of water or food is advisable. The tests take about 10 minutes to be carried and results are available within a day or two. Unless, advised by the physician or doctors no fasting is required for the tests to be carried out.

The Lobster allergy test or lgE antibody test is used to determine whether a person is allergic to shellfish. The other uses which the tests is determining whether a person’s body responses to allergens such as anaphylactic drugs, antigen preparations and bee stings. The lobster allergy test is useful as shellfish allergy can lead to anaphylaxis which is a dangerous life threatening allergic reaction. And it becomes more risky if the patient is suffering from asthma or is allergic even to small amount of Lobster. This tests allows the persons to get notified about other various things which can be allergic as well.

A small amount precisely few milliliters will be drawn out from the veins of the patient by the healthcare professional. For small children or infants blood can be drawn from puncturing the skin with the help of a needle. An antiseptic is used first to clean the skin surface. For the veins to swell up an elastic band is placed around the upper arm. A needle is inserted into vein to draw blood and is collected in a vial or syringe. The sample is carried in the vessel to the laboratory with your name placed over the vessel.

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Average price range of the test is approximately Rs.900 depending on the factors of city, quality and availablity

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