Peanut allergy test

£6.60

Peanut Allergy Test Kit

Some food-related allergies are far more common than others – and a peanut allergy is one of those that are frequently found in both the young and older population. Recent reports have found that in the United States alone, at least 1.2 million children and teenagers have been diagnosed with a peanut allergy. Among children, at least 25% of those with a food allergy are allergic to peanuts. When the overall population of the United States is taken into account, the prevalence of peanut allergy is estimated to be around 1.2%.

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The Peanut Allergen Rapid Test is a testing device for the qualitative determination of Peanut specific Immunoglobulin E (sIgE) in human serum, plasma or whole blood. The test, in conjunction with other clinical observations, is intended to identify the patient whose allergic symptoms maybe mediated by by Peanut -specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) Type I hypersensitivity.

Peanut Allergy Test Contents

  • Test device.
  • Disposable pipette.
  • Package insert.
  • Whole blood buffer.

Peanut Allergy Test Instructions

Peanut Allergy Test instructions EN

What Is A Peanut Allergy?

A peanut allergy is a reaction by the immune system due to the presence of specific proteins that are found in peanuts. It is important to note that a peanut allergy is not the same as being allergic to tree nuts. Peanuts are not classified as tree nuts. One of the major problems associated with a peanut allergy is the fact that this is one of the most common allergic conditions that cause a person to experience anaphylaxis, a condition that can lead to death if not treated quickly once the symptoms start to develop.

What Are The Symptoms Of A Peanut Allergy?

Recognizing the symptoms of a peanut allergy is critical, as this particular type of allergic reaction can cause the patient to experience anaphylaxis. Some common symptoms that individuals should be wary of include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Indigestion
  • Hoarse voice
  • Throat tightness
  • Hives
  • Pale skin
  • Swelling of the lips and tongue
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Repetitive cough
  • Wheezing
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramps
  • A weak pulse
  • Vomiting

Why Get Tested For A Peanut Allergy?

Since peanut allergies are commonly associated with anaphylaxis and traces of this product is found in quite a large number of food items, being tested for the allergy is critical. When a patient is tested for a peanut allergy, and the tests return a positive result, a doctor may prescribe an EpiPen for the patient. This product can save the life of a person in a case where they are exposed to peanuts and develop signs associated with anaphylaxis.

When To Consult A Doctor

A doctor should be consulted if signs of a peanut allergy develop after a patient consumed a product that contains this food, or have consumed peanuts directly. If the patient is able to consult with their doctor during the allergic reaction, a diagnosis can be made faster, and the doctor will be able to provide prompt treatment. In cases where symptoms of anaphylaxis develop, emergency care needs to be obtained.

Peanut allergies are common, especially among children and teenagers, and can lead to severe reactions. Getting tested for these allergies is important. Due to a large number of food products that may contain traces of peanuts, those individuals diagnosed with a peanut allergy are advised to keep appropriate emergency treatment products with them, such as an EpiPen.

References

https://www.medpagetoday.com/meetingcoverage/acaai/76459

https://www.ajmc.com/journals/supplement/2018/managed-care-perspective-peanut-allergy/the-economic-impact-of-peanut-allergies