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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 IgE

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 anaesthetics, etc

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 2014)