Allergy antibiotics enzyme assay blood test is used to detect the presence of immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies in the blood against the antibiotics that are commonly used. This test helps to know the immune response of the body towards certain antibiotics.
Antibiotics are used in the treatment of a variety of bacterial infections. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Antibiotics are available in different dosage forms such as a tablet, capsule, injection, suppositories, etc. Individuals who are allergic to antibiotics may experience symptoms regardless of dosage forms. This medicine has to be only used on a medical prescription. Common antibiotics that cause allergic reactions are penicillin, amoxicillin, or other similar antibiotics, antibiotics containing sulfonamides, etc.
Antibiotics allergy is an allergic reaction of the body towards it. This occurs due to the immune response of the body towards the antibiotics. The signs and symptoms of antibiotics allergy are skin rashes, swelling of the face, lips, and/or eyes, difficulty in breathing, wheezing, hives, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, etc. Sometimes the allergic reactions can be life-threatening anaphylactic reactions and occur within an hour of taking an antibiotic. Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency condition which leads to facial flushing, chest tightness, shock, sudden fall in blood pressure, constriction of airways, swollen throat, difficulty to breathe, dizziness, collapse, etc.
This test is performed in individuals who need a treatment with antibiotics to check for allergy or when you are suspected to have antibiotics allergy. Your doctor may ask to perform this test if you experience signs and symptoms of antibiotics allergy such as skin rashes, swelling of the face, lips, and/or eyes, difficulty in breathing, wheezing, hives, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, etc.
Inform your doctor if you are on any medications, have any allergies or underlying medical conditions before your Allergy Panel Antibiotics Enzyme Assay Blood. Your doctor will give specific instructions depending on your condition on how to prepare for Allergy Panel Antibiotics Enzyme Assay Blood.
No specific preparation is required for this test. However, follow all the instructions given by the healthcare provider.
The normal reference range may vary depending on gender, age, health history, etc.
If your test results show high levels of IgE antibodies than the given normal reference range, it may indicate that the person is most likely to have an antibiotic allergy.
If your test results are lower than the normal reference range, it may indicate that the person is unlikely to have an antibiotic allergy.
Based on the test results, your doctor may advise appropriate medical treatments, lifestyle modifications, or further diagnostic tests.
|UNISEX||All age groups||Increased IgE (>100kU/l) is seen if the person is allergic to the specific substance|