Casein is a major allergen in milk and the main protein constituent in cheese. IgE-antibodies to casein are common in milk-sensitized patients. A casein allergy occurs when your body's immune system mistakenly thinks the protein is harmful and inappropriately produces allergic (IgE) antibodies for protection. The interaction between these antibodies and the specific protein triggers the release of body chemicals such as histamine that cause symptoms which may include: Swelling of the lips, mouth, tongue, face, or throat, Skin reactions such as hives, a rash, or red, itchy skin, Nasal congestion, sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, coughing, or wheezing. The most serious reaction to milk allergy is called anaphylaxis.
No special preparation is needed for Allergy Casein Enzyme Assay Blood. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Allergy Casein Enzyme Assay Blood. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
|UNISEX||All age groups||Increased IgE (>100kU/l) is seen if the person is allergic to the specific substance|