We carry out a range of blood tests to detect the real condition. These blood tests will help to identify whether the condition has been caused by allergies or fungus or any other infections.
Allergy blood tests detect and measure the amount of allergen-specific antibodies in your blood. When you come into contact with an allergy trigger, known as an allergen, your body makes antibodies against it. The antibodies tell cells in your body to release certain chemicals. These chemicals are what cause allergy symptoms. Allergy blood tests usually screen for at least 10 of the most common allergy triggers, including dust, pet dander, trees, grasses, weeds, and molds related to where you live. They are also particularly helpful in diagnosing food allergies.
Fungal culture – this is the primary test used to diagnose a fungal infection. Many fungi are slow-growing and may require up to several weeks for detection and identification. Susceptibility testing – a follow-up test to the fungal culture that is sometimes ordered to help guide treatment.
Nail Fungal Infection Test is a common term for a variety of test methods to detect the presence of fungus in a nail sample. These methods may include smear test and fungal culture. Different tests are performed depending on the type of mycosis.