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Overview Brief

Allergy, Individual Marker, FISH test is executed to examine whether the patient is allergic to fish.

What is Allergy, Individual Marker, FISH?

Allergy, Individual Marker, FISH is a test that utilizes a prick test which is individually marked on the forearm or the back to examine whether the patient is allergic to a specific type of fish. A blood sample can also be taken. 

Why is Allergy, Individual Marker, FISH suggested?

The Allergy, Individual Marker, FISH test is suggested in case of the following symptoms :-

  • Skin rash or Hives.
  • Respiratory Problems.
  • Runny nose.
  •  The symptoms can be mild or severe.

How is Allergy, Individual Marker, FISH performed?

In the case of a blood test, blood is withdrawn from the vein.

In case of a skin-prick test, the allergist would place liquid on the forearm or the back which is a protein derived from fish. The area is then pricked with a needle. If there is a reaction in 15-20 minutes that means the patient is allergic to fish.

What are the parameters measured in Allergy, Individual Marker, FISH?

In case of a blood test in Allergy, Individual Marker, FISH IgE (also known as immunoglobulin E, which is an antibody) levels higher than 0.35 kU/L suggests sensitization and the body is likely to react to the allergen.

Preparation before performing Allergy, Individual Marker, FISH

The patient is not required to make any preparations beforehand. Fasting is not required for Allergy, Individual Marker, FISH test.

Post-care after Allergy, Individual Marker, FISH

Once the procedure is completed, the allergist might give you a cream to rub on the test area so as to relieve the discomfort and itching caused due to the skin test. In case of a blood sample, a bandage might be required.

Sample types in Allergy, Individual Marker, FISH

Scratch off the skin or a blood sample is taken.

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Side effects/risks of Allergy, Individual Marker, FISH

The side effects of Allergy, Individual Marker, FISH are :

  • Itching
  • Inflammation that looks like mosquito bites.

Minimum 15 minutes are required for the reactions to develop fully

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