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Allergy Latex Enzyme Assay Skin

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Allergy Latex Enzyme Assay Skin

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What is this test?

The prevalence of latex allergy among health care personnel ranges from 2-25%. Numerous items, such as latex gloves, catheters, condoms, balloons, sports equipment etc., are pathways for allergen exposure. (e.g. inhalation of the powder from latex gloves, direct skin or mucosa (membrane) contact). In most cases, latex allergy develops after many previous exposures to latex. Latex allergy symptoms may include hives, itching, stuffy or runny nose. It can cause asthma symptoms of wheezing, chest tightness and difficulty breathing. Symptoms begin within minutes after exposure to latex containing products. The most severe latex allergy can result in anaphylaxis, a serious allergic reaction involving severe breathing difficulty and/or fall in blood pressure (shock). Allergic skin problems can occur following direct contact with allergic latex proteins in latex glove products. Symptoms may include immediate itching, redness and swelling of skin that touched the item containing latex. These and other latex allergic reactions are less common now. Many hospitals or doctors

Test Preparation

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

Understanding your test results

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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