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Allergy, Individual Marker, MUSSEL

Overview Brief

Mussels are a type of shellfish. Majority of the people develop allergy to Mussels, when they are adults. Allergy, Individual Marker, MUSSEL is a test to identify mussel allergy.

What is Allergy, Individual Marker, MUSSEL?

Allergy, Individual Marker, MUSSEL is a blood test. The test is recommended by physicians or allergists to scan patients for allergy of Mussel. Allergy, Individual Marker, MUSSEL is done using the ImmunoCAP method.

Why is Allergy, Individual Marker, MUSSEL Suggested?

Allergy, Individual Marker, MUSSEL is recommended, when the doctor observes some of the symptoms, when patient is exposed to Mussel.

  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Breathing problems.
  • Stomach cramps, indigestion or diarrhoea.
  • Skin rash, hives or irritation.
  • Swelling of lips, mouth or throat.

How is Allergy, Individual Marker, MUSSEL Performed?

Allergy, Individual Marker, MUSSEL is a blood test performed in a pathology lab.

  • Sample is collected intravenously.
  • It is exposed to specific allergen in Mussels.
  • The level of immunoglobulin E is measured.

A person is said to be allegic, if the level of IgE in Allergy, Individual Marker, MUSSEL is high.

What are the parameters Measured in Allergy, Individual Marker, MUSSEL?

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

Preparation before Allergy, Individual Marker, MUSSEL

Allergy, Individual Marker, MUSSEL is an effective tool to diagnose shellfish allergy and develop treatment plan.

  • Patient will be asked to stop using certain medications before Allergy, Individual Marker, MUSSEL test.
  • Pre-schedule the test at a laboratorty.

Post-care after Allergy, Individual Marker, MUSSEL

Allergy, Individual Marker, MUSSEL is a quick and safe procedure.

  • Patient can resume normal routine after Allergy, Individual Marker, MUSSEL.
  • Report any pain or discomfort to doctor.

Sample Types in Allergy, Individual Marker, MUSSEL

Allergy, Individual marker, MUSSEL requires a single sample.

  • Blood sample.

Side-effects of Allergy, Individual Marker, MUSSEL

Allergy, Individual Marker, MUSSEL does not involve any skin pricks or exposure to allergen for the patient.

  • Little pain at the injection site.
  • Dizziness or weakness.

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