This test is used to detect the presence of immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies against rifampicin in the blood. This test helps to know the immune response of the body towards rifampicin.
Drug allergy is the reaction of the immune system of an individual towards the consumed medicine. In drug allergy, the immune system of an individual recognizes the medicine as a harmful substance and releases the antibodies to eliminate it. So, histamines were released and cause symptoms such as skin rashes, swelling of face and lips, difficulty on breathing, runny nose, watery eyes, etc.
Rifampicin is a semisynthetic derivative of rifamycin B obtained from Streptomyces mediterranei. It is used to treat tuberculosis where it acts as bactericidal and also treats leprosy, prophylaxis of meningococcal, diptheroids, and brucellosis.
It is an antibiotic and acts against only bacterial infections and does not work for viral infections. It is used with other medicines as a combination to prevent or to treat other infections.
Rifampicin allergy is a type of allergy in which an individual is allergic to rifampicin and may suffer from symptoms such as thrombocytopenia, fever, vomiting, abdominal pain, shortness of breath, joint stiffness, skin rashes, etc.
In severe allergic condition, an individual may suffer from life-threatening anaphylactic shock.
This test is performed to check whether an individual is allergic to rifampicin or not. The doctor may ask you to undergo this test if you are suffering from symptoms such as difficulty in breathing, nausea, vomiting, skin rashes, joint stiffness, abdominal pain, etc.
No special preparation is needed for Allergy Rifampicin Enzyme Assay. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Allergy Rifampicin Enzyme Assay. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
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 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 a rifampicin allergy.
If your test results are lower than the normal reference range, it may indicate that the person is not having a rifampicin 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|