Traditional allergy tests utilize the Skin Prick method (also known as a Puncture or Scratch test) to determine whether an allergic reaction will occur by inserting possible triggers into your skin using a needle prick. If you are allergic to the substance, you are forced to suffer through your body's reaction to the allergen. Cow's milk contains many proteins that can trigger allergies. Those most commonly involved in allergic reactions are casein and the whey proteins beta-lactoglobulin and alpha-lactalbumin. Most allergic individuals react to several proteins at once. Bovine beta-lactoglobulin (Blg) is a major cow's milk allergen. It is the main whey protein, without any counterpart in human milk. OBJECTIVES: To map the major allergenic epitopes (e.g. regions of the molecule able to bind IgE) on Blg using specific IgE from sera of 46 milk-allergic patients as a probe.
No special preparation is needed for Allergy Alpha Lactalbumin Fluorescence Assay Skin. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Allergy Alpha Lactalbumin Fluorescence Assay Skin. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
|UNISEX||All age groups||A wheal and flare reaction of atleast 3mm indicates that the patient is allergic to the substance|