The main purpose of this Manual is to provide useful guidelines for the selection of pathology tests and to facilitate interpretation of results.
Contains a comprehensive listing of all genes from the Human Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC) database alongside laboratories and tests available in the country.
A manual for the process of macroscopic dissection in Anatomical Pathology laboratories.
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The acute episode is an emergency, which must always be treated urgently.
Blood should be collected and stored for testing, including Complement components C3 and C4. Tryptase to confirm anaphylaxis, if indicated.
Subsequent investigation is required to establish cause: Skin prick allergen test with suspected allergens or Allergen specific Immunoglobulin E to detect specific IgE to relevant agents; Interval tryptase, if recurrent.
See also Angioedema, Urticaria.
Therapeutic/biological products, especially
Immunoglobulin A to exclude selective IgA deficiency.
See Insect sting sensitivity.
See Anaphylactoid reaction.
Food and other ingestants, especially
See Latex allergy.
Present in insect repellants.
A term used when the clinical presentation is that of anaphylaxis, but an Allergen specific Immunoglobulin E cannot be demonstrated.
Ingrid Laemmle-Ruff. Australian Family Physician. Vol. 42, No.1, January/February 2013; pg 38-42
See also Pathology Decision Support Tool: Anaphylaxis
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