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Overview Brief

Oat allergy is a food-specific immunoglobulin reaction. Oat allergies are rare and the symptoms are not life-threatening. Allergy, Individual Marker, OAT is a test to detect oat allergies.

What is Allergy, Individual Marker, OAT?

Allergy, Individual Marker, OAT is a test to identify allergy to oats. The test is performed using the ImmunoCAP method. Allergy, Individual Marker, OAT measures the level of immunoglobulin E antibodies, in response to exposure to specific allergen in oats.

Why is Allergy, Individual Marker, OAT Suggested?

Allergy, Individual Marker, OAT is recommended by an allergist or a physician to diagnose symptoms of oat allergy such as

  • Blotches on the skin.
  • Irritation on and in the mouth.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Stomach pain and bloating.
  • Breathing difficulties.

How is Allergy, Individual Marker, OAT Performed?

Allergy, Individual Marker, OAT is a blood test that is done in the pathology lab.

  • An intravenous blood sample is collected.
  • The serum is separated from the blood.
  • The serum is exposed to the specific allergen from oats.
  • Level of antibodies is measured.

The level of IgE antibodies in Allergy, Individual Marker, OAT determines the severity of the allergy.

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

IgE antibodies level is measured in Allergy, Individual Marker, OAT.

Preparation before Allergy, Individual Marker, OAT

Giving sample for Allergy, Individual Marker, OAT test does not take more than 10 minutes.

  • The doctor might ask you to stop taking certain medications before Allergy, Individual Marker, OAT test.
  • Pre-schedule the test and arrive on time.

Post-care after Allergy, Individual Marker, OAT

Allergy, Individual Marker, OAT test does not require much post-care.

  • Rest for some time after giving a sample for Allergy, Individual Marker, OAT.
  • Report any discomfort to the doctor.

Sample types in Allergy, Individual Marker, OAT

Allergy, Individual Marker, OAT requires only a single sample.

  • Blood sample.

Side-effects of Allergy, Individual Marker, OAT

Allergy, Individual Marker, OAT is a safe and risk-free test.

  • Slight pain at the injection prick done to collect the sample.
  • Feeling weak after giving a sample for Allergy, Individual Marker, OAT

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