Silk Allergy Test

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    blood sample




    Age group

    Above 10 years

    Silk allergy is a type of allergic reaction caused by exposure to silk. It occurs in people who are allergic to silk or certain components present in silk. In most cases, the allergy is usually mild, causing only minor symptoms. However, in some cases, it can lead to severe complications. Depending on the severity of the allergy, the symptoms of the allergic reaction can vary from mild to severe and can include skin rash, itching, hives, redness, swelling, difficulty breathing, and anaphylaxis.

    The Silk Allergy test is a diagnostic test used to detect the presence of allergens to the silk protein present in the blood. This test is designed to determine if a person has an allergy to silk and the severity of the reaction.

    Symptoms of Skin Allergy

    An allergy to silk can cause a range of symptoms. Some of the common symptoms include:

    • Skin irritation or rash after contact with silk fabric or products
    • Redness, itching and inflammation on the skin
    • Swelling of the face, tongue or throat
    • Runny nose, congestion, sneezing or difficulty breathing
    • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea
    • Anaphylaxis

    Test Procedure

    During the Silk Allergy Test, a laboratory technician will collect a small sample of blood from a vein in your arm using a fine needle. The blood sample will then be sent to a laboratory for testing.

    At the lab, the sample will be analysed for the presence of silk-specific immunoglobulin E antibodies in the blood. The laboratory analysis involves mixing the patient's blood with silk proteins in a controlled environment. If there are immunoglobulin E antibodies in the patient's blood, they will bind with the silk proteins and cause a reaction.


    If you receive a positive diagnosis for an allergy to silk protein, it is recommended that you avoid exposure to silk fabric or products containing silk. You can get over-the-counter medication like antihistamines to help relieve mild symptoms such as itching and skin irritation. In severe cases, prescription medication may be necessary. You can consult with an allergist for immunotherapy treatment. It is also advisable to carry an epinephrine auto-injector in severe allergic cases caused due to accidental exposure.

    Benefits of Early Diagnosis

    There are several advantages of opting for a Silk Allergy test early on. Some of the important benefits include:

    • Opting for a test early on yields an accurate diagnosis.
    • Early diagnosis can help identify and avoid potential allergy triggers.
    • Early detection helps to avoid severe and life-threatening allergic reactions and avoid complications.
    • Timely detection also helps in better management of the allergy and its symptoms.
    • Early diagnosis leads to prompt treatment, which considerably improves the quality of life.

    Booking Test

    If you are looking for a quick, painless and reliable way to get tested for a silk allergy, consider booking the Apollo 24|7 Silk Allergy test. The Silk Allergy test price is inexpensive and the test has a high rate of accuracy.

    Booking an appointment for the Silk Allergy test on Apollo 24|7 is an easy and hassle-free process. All you need to do is visit the Apollo 24|7 website or mobile app and choose the Silk Allergy test from the list of available tests. You need to select the date and time that is convenient for you and your nearest Apollo diagnostic centre. Finally, you need to make the payment. Once the payment is complete, you will receive a confirmation email with all the details of your booking. On the day of your appointment, you need to visit the selected Apollo diagnostic centre for the sample collection. The test results will be available within 6 days of sample collection. You can access your test results on the Apollo 24|7 website or mobile app.

    So, don't hesitate any longer - get tested for a silk allergy by booking your Silk Allergy test on Apollo 24|7 today!

    faqFrequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Frequently asked questions

    An allergy to silk is an immune system reaction to proteins present in silk fabric or products containing silk.
    The symptoms of an allergy to silk vary from person to person and depend on the severity of the condition. Some common symptoms include skin rash, itching, hives, redness, swelling, difficulty breathing, and anaphylaxis.
    It is advisable to avoid antihistamines or any medication for at least 72 hours before taking the Apollo 24|7 Silk Allergy test.
    Treatment options for silk allergy include avoiding exposure to silk or products containing silk, taking antihistamines to relieve symptoms, carrying an epinephrine auto-injector (in severe cases), and consulting with an allergist for immunotherapy.
    Yes, you can book the Silk Allergy Test on Apollo 24|7 without a doctor's prescription.

    Why should Apollo be your preferred healthcare partner?

    • 40 Years of legacy and credibility in the healthcare industry.
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    • Affordable diagnostic solutions with timely and accurate test results.
    • Up to 60% discount on Doorstep Diagnostic Tests, Home Sample Collection.
    • An inventory of over 100+ laboratories, spread across the country, operating out of 120+ cities with 1200+ collection centers, serving over 1800+ pin codes.

    The information mentioned above is meant for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute to your Physician’s advice. It is highly recommended that the customer consults with a qualified healthcare professional to interpret test results