Drug Allergy Test
Drug Allergy Blood Test
Drug Allergy Panel with 31 Allergens
A drug allergy test is done to check an allergic reaction to any prescribed or over-the-counter medication.
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Reporting: 6-8 days except Sundays and holidays *Testing will be done at Endocrine Lab.
Drug Allergy Test
What is drug allergy?
A drug allergy can be described as an allergic reaction to any medication. But it should be noted that the side effects of the drug are not similar to the allergic reaction caused by it. The allergy can be caused by any medication, be it a prescription or an over-the-counter drug.
Even some herbal medicines can cause allergic reactions in our body. The condition occurs only when the body’s immune system abnormal and adverse reactions to the medication. Some of the commonly observed symptoms of a drug allergy include rashes, fever, hives, etc. Timely detection of the allergy can lead to successful treatment.
What are the causes of drug allergy?
Our body’s immune system fights foreign invaders like bacteria’s and viruses protecting it from infections and diseases. Sometimes our immune system mistakenly rejects certain drugs entering our body, considering them to be foreign invaders. In such a scenario, external allergic reactions are observed because of an increase in inflammation.
How is a drug allergy test done?
Most of the times the doctor can diagnose drug allergy by looking at the symptoms that the patient might give developed. But sometimes, it is also important to undergo a drug allergy test. A typical drug allergy test can be of three types.
1. If the doctor suspects the allergy to be caused by drugs like penicillin, they may recommend a skin test. A small amount of the drug is injected into your skin to see if there is any reaction.
2. Next, a patch test can also check for reactions to antibiotics or anticonvulsants. To carry out the patch test, the drug is applied on your skin, and the reactions are recorded after 2 to 4 days.
3. Sometimes the diagnosis cannot be carried out using these superficial tests and hence blood tests may be recommended. Depending upon the severity and condition of the allergy, the doctor may prescribe an appropriate test for you.
What are the treatments for drug allergy?
The primary drug reaction treatment could stop the suspected drug immediately. Next, alternative medications are prescribed as a drug allergy rash treatment. For example, medications like diphenhydramine, fexofenadine or cetirizine are provided if itching is one of the major symptoms. Sometimes anti-allergic drugs for skin are also prescribed by the doctor if there are more severe reactions to the skin.
Example of one such drug is the oral steroids called prednisone. The hypersensitive cases like anaphylaxis may also even require hospitalization, as they might need constant monitoring.
How can healthcare nt sickcare help you?
We at healthcare nt sickcare can assist you in screening for the drug allergy on blood sample. Our drug allergy test covering 31 common drugs and is based on IgE.
Drug Allergy Test Includes;
- DRUGS Allergy – 31 ALLERGENS
- Overnight fasting is not required
- Doctor’s prescription may be needed
- Previous medical history may be needed
- Previous Allergy Test Report may be needed
- The normal test results may vary depending on gender, age, health history, etc.
- Ideal for all patients with asthma, rhinitis, skin allergies, itchy watery eyes, gastrointestinal problems, drug resistance, mouth ulcers can opt this package
- Report in 5-7 days except Sundays and holidays
- Testing will be done at the Endocrine Lab, Ahmedabad
Also known as drug allergy test, drug allergy blood test, drug allergy panel test, drug allergy panel, RASTs,
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