|

Practo

Diagnostic Tests

Allergy Lidocaine Enzyme Assay Skin

image

Allergy Lidocaine Enzyme Assay Skin

Why book with us?
image
Home sample collection for FREE
A certified professional will collect your sample from a location of your preference.
image
Practo Powered Labs
Certified labs to ensure highest accuracy of your reports.
image
Digital reports
Access your reports anytime on your Practo account. We will email you a copy.
image
Offers and affordable prices
Get great discounts and offers on tests and packages.

What is this test?

Allergy Lidocaine skin test is used to test the sensitization of your skin to lidocaine. This test helps in knowing the immune response to the lidocaine. In this test, your skin is slightly pricked and introduced to the lidocaine.

What are lidocaine and lidocaine allergy?

Lidocaine is a medication used on the skin for numbness or loss of sensation in the area where it is applied. Lidocaine belongs to a class of drugs called local anesthetics. It also helps in relieving pain and itching. It is available in various forms like topical jelly, ointment, skin patches, topical solutions, swab, powder, spray, cream, etc. Lidocaine allergy may happen when the immune system mistakes the contents in the lidocaine for a foreign substance. Then the body produces a reaction similar to the one created during an attack of bacteria or virus. The symptoms of lidocaine allergy are swelling of the face, lips, tongue, skin rashes, itching, hives, redness, stomach cramps, abdominal discomfort, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, tightening of the chest, throat, etc.

Sometimes the allergic reactions can be life-threatening causing narrowing of the airways, making it difficult to breathe. Very less often lidocaine allergy may cause an anaphylactic reaction. Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency condition which leads to facial flushing, itching, shock, sudden fall in blood pressure, constriction of airways, swollen throat, difficulty in breathing, etc.

Why this test is recommended?

This test may be recommended to you if you experience symptoms like swelling of the face, lips, tongue, skin rashes, itching, hives, redness, stomach cramps, abdominal discomfort, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, tightening in the throat, etc immediately after receiving lidocaine. This test may be recommended to monitor the effectiveness of the treatment given for the lidocaine allergy.

Test Preparation

Inform your doctor if you are on any medications, have any allergies or underlying medical conditions before your Allergy Lidocaine Enzyme Assay Skin. Your doctor will give specific instructions depending on your condition on how to prepare for Allergy Lidocaine Enzyme Assay Skin.

No specific preparation is required for this test.

Understanding your test results

After getting exposed to the lidocaine if you develop hives, which are raised bumps at the test location that are at least 3mm in size it may indicate that you have an allergy to lidocaine.

If there is no reaction or hives present on the skin after getting exposed to the lidocaine then it may indicate that you are not allergic to lidocaine.

GenderAge groupsValue
UNISEXAll age groupsA wheal and flare reaction of atleast 3mm indicates that the patient is allergic to the substance
Your Cart0 Tests
Proceed to Checkout

Popular Health Checkup Packages

Thousands of Happy Customers

Very professional phlebo. Excellent job in collecting the sample. No pain at all. Got my report also within 24 hours.
Malathi Ganapathy
Everything went very well and smoothly. Technician was right on time. Really happy with the service.
Ashish Garnaik
Good service, Practo is avoiding to stand in que for health checkup.
Lalita Hegde
We serve in
Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Kolkata, Navi Mumbai, Thane,  Gurgaon, Noida, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Ghaziabad, Indore, Jaipur, Lucknow,  Patna, Ernakulam, Bhubaneswar and Coimbatore.
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google  Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.