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Allergy, Individual Marker, LOBSTER

Overview Brief

Allergy to lobster is caused by Hom a 1 and Pan s 1 allergens. (1) Allergy, Individual Marker, Lobster helps in the diagnosis of allergy to shellfish and lobsters.

What is Allergy, Individual Marker, Lobster?

Allergy, Individual Marker, Lobster is a minimally invasive blood test. It measures the level of IgE antibodies when serum is exposed to allergens in Lobster. Allergy, Individual Marker, Lobster is performed using the ImmunoCAP method.

Why is Allergy, Individual Marker, Lobster suggested?

Allergy, Individual Marker, Lobster is suggested by an allergist, to diagnose Lobster allergy symptoms such as:

  • Tingling or itching in the mouth
  • Swelling of lips, mouth, tongue or throat
  • Stomach pain, cramps, diarrhea
  • Skin rash, itching or hives
  • Breathing difficulties 

How is Allergy, Individual Marker, Lobster performed?

Allergy, Individual Marker, Lobster is done at a pathology lab.

  • Intravenous blood sample is collected.
  • Serum is separated and exposed to allergens in Lobster.
  • The level of specific antibodies is measured.

The level of Immunoglobulin E antibodies in Allergy, Individual Marker, Lobster aids in the diagnosis of lobster allergy.

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

Allergy, Individual Marker, Lobster measures the level of IgE antibodies in serum, specific to allergens in lobster.

Preparation before Performing Allergy, Individual Marker, Lobster

Patient has to give a sample for Allergy, Individual Marker, Lobster.

  • Avoid taking antihistamines, immunotherapy drugs and other medicines as advised by the doctor before the test.
  • No fasting is required before Allergy, Individual Marker, Lobster.

Post-care after Allergy, Individual Marker, Lobster

Allergy, Individual Marker, Lobster is a quick procedure.

  • Rest for some time.
  • Resume normal activities after Allergy, Individual marker, Lobster.

Sample Types in Allergy, Individual Marker, Lobster

Allergy, Individual Marker, Lobster is done using only one Intravenous blood sample.

Side-effects of Allergy, Individual Marker, Lobster

Allergy, Individual Marker, Lobster is a complication free test. However, the patient might experience:

  • Slight prick, while taking a sample for Allergy, Individual Marker, Lobster.
  • Dizziness

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