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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

An allergy test is a medical procedure used to determine whether a person has an allergic reaction to a specific substance. Allergy tests may be performed by, an immunologist, or another trained healthcare provider.

There are many different types of allergy tests that can be used to diagnose an allergy. The most common allergy test is the skin prick test. This test is usually done by placing a small amount of the allergen on the skin and then pricking the skin with a needle.

The best time to take an allergy test is when you have symptoms that may be caused by an allergy. Allergy tests can be performed at any time of year, but if you have seasonal allergies, you may want to schedule your test during the time of year when your symptoms are the worst.

- One way to lower your allergies is to avoid triggers. If you know that certain foods or environmental factors trigger your allergies, try to avoid them as much as possible.

- Another way to reduce allergens is to keep your home clean and free of dust and pollen. Vacuum regularly and dust with a damp cloth to trap allergens. You may also want to consider an air purifier for your home.

- If avoiding triggers is not enough to lower your allergies, you may need to take medication. Over-the-counter antihistamines can help relieve symptoms of hay fever and other allergies. If your allergies are more severe, you may need prescription-strength medication from your doctor.

If you are considering having an allergy test, it is assured that it is safe!

There are a few things you should do before getting an allergy test.

- First, you should avoid taking antihistamines for at least three days before the test. Histamine can interfere with the results of skin prick tests and blood tests.

- You should also avoid eating or drinking anything for at least 30 minutes before the test. This is because food and drink can also affect the results of skin prick tests.

- Finally, it’s important to tell your doctor about any medications you’re taking, as some of them can also interfere with the results of allergy tests.

If you have never had an allergy test before, your doctor will likely recommend that you fast for at least four hours before the test.

Yes, home sample collection is available for Allergy Tests. One can opt for home collection while booking a test through Max Lab.

Allergies are an overreaction of the immune system to foreign substances like dust, pet dander, bee venom, or a food item that normally does not cause a reaction in most people. Most of these allergies are related to many common and severe chronic re Read More

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