This section deals with the clinical condition anaphylaxis,
listing the relevant immunological tests, together with a short
explanation of their use.
Relevant immunological tests: Mast cell tryptase
and IgE and Allergen Specific
Please refer all patients experiencing anaphylaxis to the
allergy clinic for assessment. Blood samples for mast cell tryptase
taken within 1-2 hours of reaction can help indicate if the
reaction was anaphylactic.
Anaphylaxis and anaphylactoid reactions to
Patients will be invited to attend the special clinic run
jointly by Immunology and the Department of Anaesthesia at which
they will be assessed.
(Last updated October 8th