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Rhinitis Allergy Test Overview

An allergy is a hypersensitivity disorder of the immune system that causes undesirable reactions to certain substances like food, dust, pollen, drugs or even animal dander. These reactions normally do not occur in others. The substance causing the reaction is an allergen. Immunoglobin E is an antibody that the body produces in case of an allergic reaction. Total IgE test is a blood test used to measure the complete IgE levels in the blood, but it does not indicate what is the specific allergen causing the reaction. Allergy panel - Rhinitis/ Wheeze Basic is a screening that tests the body's reaction to 12 types of inhalant allergens that may cause wheezing or related symptoms using the ImmunoCAP technique. Based on the results the source of allergy/allergies is determined and the course of treatment is decided accordingly. Along with this the allergen specific IgE levels are also checked. 

An allergy is an immune system hypersensitivity condition that results in unfavorable reactions to specific items, including:

  • food.

  • dust.

  • pollen.

  • medicines.

  • animal dander.

Other people typically do not have these reactions. An allergy is a reaction to a substance. The body creates the antibody Immunoglobulin E (IgE) in the event of an anaphylactic reaction. The total IgE test measures total IgE levels found in the blood, but it cannot identify the specific allergen that is causing the reaction. Allergy panel: Wheeze and rhinitis Basic is an examination that uses the ImmunoCAP method to assess how the body responds to 12 different inhalant allergens that can induce wheeze or other related symptoms.

Why is the Allergy Panel - Rhinitis/ Wheeze Basic Test Done?

To identify the precise cause of asthma or wheeze-like symptoms caused by potential inhalant allergies, this test is used. Due to the fact that it is an inhalant allergy, it frequently results in respiratory symptoms, including:

  • running nose.

  • sneezing.

  • coughing.

  • wheezing.

  • breathing difficulty.

It can also cause symptoms that are skin-related, such as -

  • itching.

  • watery eyes.

  • rashes.

  • hives.

Anaphylactic shock may also result in some severe cases. On the basis of these findings, additional targeted testing is advised. When the source of asthma or rhinitis is uncertain, it is frequently used as a diagnostic tool.

Written by: Dr.Shibani R, Medical Writer, Medical Affairs

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Allergy Panel - Rhinitis/ Wheeze Basic Price

Metropolis Healthcare is a leading diagnostics centre and pathology lab in India equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technologies that provides the Allergy Panel - Rhinitis/ Wheeze Basic with a clear pricing structure.

The Allergy Panel - Rhinitis/ Wheeze Basic Price in Mumbai is ₹ 7,420 .

We are committed to deliver accurate and quality results from the best labs in India with complete transparency regarding test cost and turnaround time. No matter where you are, we strive to offer patients high-quality service that is affordable and accessible.

Frequently Asked Questions

It is done in suspected inhalant allergies causing asthma or wheeze like symptoms for determining the exact source causing it (allergen). Since it is an inhalant allergy, it commonly causes respiratory symptoms like running nose, sneezing, coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath but may even lead to other skin related symptoms like: Itching, watering of eyes, rashes, and hives. Certain severe cases may also lead to anaphylactic shock. Based on these results further specific testing is recommended. It is often done for diagnosis when the cause for asthma or rhinitis is unknown.

This test measures IgE-mediated reactions to 12 distinct inhalant allergens, including pollen, animal dander, house dust, and insect stings. The levels of total IgE are also measured. In order to diagnose a particular allergy, additional tests will be required.

Asthmatics are more likely to develop rhinitis. Asthma and allergic rhinitis may be related to each other. This connection is not fully understood, though.

Anyone can experience wheezing. However, there are some risk factors that can raise your risk of wheezing. Asthma is one example of a hereditary disease that persists in families.

If you experience symptoms that you believe are related to an allergy and over-the-counter allergy drugs are not helping, you should probably visit your doctor. Call the doctor who recommended the drug as soon as you notice any side effects after taking a new one.

Even if your symptoms become better after receiving an epinephrine injection, you should still visit the emergency room. This is to make sure they don't come back after the injection's effects wear off.

Schedule an appointment to visit your doctor if you have ever experienced a severe allergic reaction or any of the symptoms and signs of anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis evaluation, diagnosis, and long-term care are challenging. Therefore you should definitely consult a specialist with expertise in allergies and immunology.

The Rhinitis Allergy Test uses the Enzyme Assay Method on a blood sample. The skin and needle are first cleaned with alcohol to sterilize them. The veins are then made apparent by wrapping an elastic band crookedly around the elbow. After injecting the needle into the vein, the blood is drawn into the tube that is linked to the needle. To regulate and steady blood flow, the elastic band is unwound and cotton is placed against the injection site. Your name is written on the tube's seal, and the specimen is delivered to the lab for testing.

Before the test, no extra preparation is needed. The doctor will first look at your symptoms before making recommendations for what you should and should not do. For a better outcome, one should follow the doctor's instructions carefully. If instructions are not followed, symptoms may worsen and the test's accuracy may change. Furthermore, since the test involves drawing blood, comfortable attire should be worn. It will be easy for the doctor to take the blood test.

This test will not be able to shed light on the severity of rhinitis.

  • A positive reaction to an allergen means that the subject is sensitive to it.
  • IgE levels that are specific to allergens are higher, which supports this.
  • Quite frequently, more than one allergy may test positive.
  • Based on the outcomes, a course of additional treatment is chosen.
  • Additional testing may be necessary for a precise diagnosis depending on the symptoms, age, ambient allergens, and region-specific allergens.
  • If a test is negative, another test may be needed for a differential diagnosis.
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