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Overview Brief

Oak trees release pollen into the air during springtime. Allergy to this pollen is called Oak pollen allergy. Allergy, Individual Marker, OAK is a test to detect this allergy.

What is Allergy, Individual Marker, OAK?

Allergy, Individual Marker, OAK is an in-vitro blood test. It is conducted to measure the immune system’s response when exposed to a specific allergen in oak pollen. Allergy, Individual Marker, OAK is conducted using ImmunoCAP method.

Why is Allergy, Individual Marker, OAK Suggested?

When the physician wants to diagnose the symptoms of a patient and detect oak pollen allergy, he may suggest Allergy, Individual Marker, OAK.

  • Sneezing
  • Watery eyes
  • Stuffy nose.

How is Allergy, Individual Marker, OAK Performed?

Allergy, Individual Marker, OAK is a simple blood test which is conducted at a pathology lab.

  • An intravenous blood sample is collected.
  • The serum is separated.
  • The serum is exposed to a specific allergen in oak pollen.
  • Level of immunoglobulin E is measured.

The higher the level of IgE in Allergy, Individual Marker, OAK result, the more allergic the patient is to oak pollen.

What are the Parameters Measured in Allergy, Individual Marker, OAK?

Allergy, Individual Marker, OAK measures the level of IgE in the serum.

Preparation before Performing Allergy, Individual Marker, OAK

Giving sample for Allergy, Individual Marker, OAK is a quick procedure, which can be done in 10 minutes.

  • The doctor may restrict you from taking certain medications before Allergy, Individual Marker, OAK.
  • No fasting required.

Post-care after Allergy, Individual Marker, OAK

Allergy, Individual Marker, OAK is an effective and painless diagnostic test.

  • Rest for some time after Allergy, Individual Marker, OAK.
  • Report to your doctor, any pain or discomfort.

Sample Types in Allergy, Individual Marker, OAK

Allergy, Individual Marker, OAK test requires just one sample.

  • Blood sample.

Side-effects of Allergy, Individual Marker, OAK

Allergy, Individual Marker, OAK is a simple procedure, the patient has to just give a sample of blood.

  • Feeling weak or dizzy after sample collection.
  • Slight pain at the site of injection prick to collect a sample for Allergy, Individual Marker, OAK.

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