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Allergy Beta Lactoglobulin Radio Immunoabsorbent Skin


Allergy Beta Lactoglobulin Radio Immunoabsorbent Skin

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What is this test?

This test helps to find whether an individual is allergic to beta-lactoglobulin or not. In this test, a solution containing allergen beta lactoglobulin is applied to the skin. Then the applied area of the skin is pricked with a lancet needle

What is Beta-Lactoglobulin?

Beta-Lactoglobulin is a major whey protein that is present in the milk of cow, pig, horse, dog, cat, etc. It is not present in human milk. It binds to the hydrophobic ligands such as cholesterol, vitamin-D, curcumin, retinol, etc. It helps in the digestion of milk lipids and plays an important role in the transport of retinol to the neonatal from the mother.

Human infants may develop an allergic reaction to the milk containing beta-lactoglobulin as it is the antigenic component that stimulates the immune hypersensitivity in the infants.

What is Beta-Lactoglobulin allergy?

Beta-Lactoglobulin allergy is a type of allergy in which an individual is allergic to the beta-lactoglobulin and may suffer from symptoms such as redness and itching on the skin, facial swelling, dermatitis, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, vomiting, delayed growth in infants, shortness of breath, etc.

Why this test is performed?

This test is performed to check whether an individual is allergic to beta-lactoglobulin or not. The doctor may ask you to undergo this test if you are suffering from symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, rash, swelling, redness, itching, shortness of breath, dizziness, excessive sweating, fever, etc.

Test Preparation

No special preparation is needed for Allergy Beta Lactoglobulin Radio Immunoabsorbent Skin. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Allergy Beta Lactoglobulin Radio Immunoabsorbent Skin. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.

Understanding your test results

The test results may be different depending on gender, age, and health conditions. Inform your doctor if you have any other allergies.

Generally, there is no need for medical interventions if test results are normal.

If the test results are negative it may indicate that there is no wheal and flare type reaction. So, the individual is not allergic to beta-lactoglobulin.

Wheal-and-flare reaction is the swelling and redness of the skin.

In case the test results are positive it may indicate that there is a wheal-and-flare type reaction on the skin. A wheal with a diameter of 3mm or more is generally considered as a positive result which means the individual is allergic to beta-lactoglobulin.

GenderAge groupsValue
UNISEXAll age groupsA wheal and flare reaction of atleast 3mm indicates that the patient is allergic to the substance
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