Specific IgE Panel-New Test for Allergy
Allergy is a disorder of the immune system. Allergic reactions occur due to environmental substances known as allergens. It is characterized by excessive activation of white blood cells called mast cells and basophils by IgE, resulting in an inflammatory response. In some people, severe allergies to environmental or dietary allergens may result in life-threatening anaphylactic reactions and potentially death.
Detection of Allergen/ Allergy State
Conventional Laboratory Tests available for assessment of Allergic state are Absolute Eosinophil Counts & IgE estimation. Skin Test is also performed to detect specific Allergen. However skin test is at times painful and non specific.
Allergen Specific IgE Panel
Allergen specific IgE panel is a Line Immunoassay capable of detecting a wide range of Food and Inhalation Allergens in Whole Blood. Allergen specific IgE panel is a test performed on whole Blood and Patient does not have to undergo multiple pricks and pain. In addition, it is possible to quantitate presence of Specific IgE against that particular Allergen.
Common Symptoms of Allergy
|Nose||Allergic rhinitis running nose|
|Eyes||Redness & itching of the conjunctiva|
|Airways||Sneezing, Coughing, wheezing & dyspnea|
|Ears||Feeling of fullness, possibly pain, & impaired hearing|
|Skin||Rashes, such as eczema|
|Abdomen||Abdominal pain, bloating, vomiting, Diarrhea|
List of Detectable Allergens
Food related :
Milk, Egg yolk, Milk Powder, Wheat Flour, Rice, Soya Bean, Peanut, Coconut, Apple, Grapes, Potato, Spinach, Onion, Cucumber, Chicken, Mustard, Coffee, Ginger, Crab & Prawn.
Mites Mix, Dermatophagoides farinae, Corn, Eucalyptus, Parthenium hysterophorus, Carnation Flower, Sun Flower, Cotton Yarn and Fabric, Straw Dust, Jute, Sheep wool, Cockroach, Cat, Dog, Feathers Chicken & Pigeon, Aspergillus fumigatus, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Rye Cultivated, Timothy Grass.