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1. Between--percent and--percent of Americans have experienced anaphylaxis.

( ) A. 1.2 percent and 4.6 percent

( ) B 1.6 percent and 5.1 percent

( ) C. 2 percent and 5 percent

( ) D. 3 percent and 6 percent

2. Food-related anaphylaxis is relatively common, but fatalities remain rare.

( ) A. True

( ) B. False

3. Stinging insect allergy is fairly prevalent, affecting up to--of the population during their lifetime.

( ) A. 2 percent

( ) B. 3.5 percent

( ) C. 5 percent

( ) D.10 percent

4. The number of deaths per year caused by insect-sting anaphylaxis is between--and--.

( ) A. 50; 75

( ) B. 90; 100

( ) C. 200; 250

( ) D. 250; 300

5. Diagnostics that gauge a patient's sensitization to certain--help clinicians determine who is most at risk of anaphylaxis.

( ) A. histiocytes

( ) B. proteins

( ) C. carbohydrates

( ) D. lipids

6. New component tests quantify--antibodies to single, pure allergen components, and they can be used to help pinpoint the cause of an allergy,

( ) A. IgE

( ) B. M(IgM)

( ) C. G(IgG)

( ) D. IgA

7. Specific IgE component blood tests enable more proactive allergy diagnosis and management and are now available to identify allergic sensitization to:

( ) A. pet allergens, including dog, cat, and horse.

( ) B. common food allergens, such as peanut, tree nut, egg, and milk.

( ) C. environmental allergens, including seasonal and perennial triggers, both outdoor and indoor.

( ) D. All of the above.

8. Cross-reactivity occurs when the proteins in one substance are very different from the proteins in another.

( ) A. True

( ) B. False

9. If the initial testing results to a whole allergen test panel fall outside of the normal range, which additional test will be performed to gather additional information to aid in a proper diagnosis?

( ) A. Total IgA

( ) B. IgM specific antigen testing

( ) C. Component specific IgE

( ) D. All of the above

10. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reimburses--per component allergen.

( ) A. $18.75

( ) B. $22.14

( ) C. $25.15

( ) D. $30.00

11. Among all the possible food allergies, allergen component testing has been the most extensively studied for the diagnosis of--allergy.

( ) A. gluten

( ) B. dairy

( ) C. peanut

( ) D. None of the above

12. Sensitization to the peanut proteins_ indicate a higher likelihood of having a systemic reaction to peanuts.

( ) A. Ara h 1,2,3, and 6

( ) B. Ara h 1,5 and 6

( ) C. Ara h 8 and 9

( ) D. All of the above

13. Component-specific IgE blood tests enable labs to provide a more complete view of a patient's overall peanut sensitization, including whether a patient is at risk for cross-reactivity.

( ) A. True

( ) B. False

14. Which IgE specific testing for tree nuts is available that helps physicians to determine which oral food challenges to recommend?

( ) A. Hazelnuts, walnuts, brazil nuts and cashews

( ) B. Hazelnuts, walnuts, brazil nuts and peanuts

( ) C. Hazelnuts and brazil nuts

( ) D. Hazelnuts, walnuts, brazil nuts, cashews and peanuts

15. The insects involved in causing systemic anaphylactic reactions to insect strings are from the Hymenoptera order and include bees, wasps, hornets,--and--.

( ) A. Yellow jackets, and fire ants

( ) B. Yellow jackets and spiders

( ) C. Sawflies and spiders

( ) D. All of the above

16. Which venom-associated insect allergies has the U S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved for diagnostic specific IgE blood testing for a number of allergenic components associated with hornets and yellow jackets?

( ) A. Yellow jackets and hornets

( ) B. Mosquitoes and fire ants

( ) C. Bumble bees and carpenter bees

( ) D. Honeybees and wasps

17. While large commercial labs now offer nucleic acid amplifn of the test, other testing methods are still lacking.

( ) a. True

( ) b. False

18. Sixty-eight percent of patients with a history of reactions to honeybee venom are sensitized to protein components--or --, and 4.8 percent are sensitized to these components exclusively.

( ) A. rApi m 1; rVes v

( ) B. Api m 3 or Api m 10

( ) C. rVes v 1, and rVes v 5

( ) D. All of the above

19. Mastocytosis is a condition that occurs when mast cells, which play a fundamental role in immune responses, accumulate in skin and/ or internal organs.

( ) A. True

( ) B. False

20. For people with diagnosed mastocytosis, experts recommend testing for--sensitivity.

( ) A. peanut

( ) B. peanut and tree nut

( ) C. hymenoptera venom

( ) D. All of the above

Component testing emerging as critical indicator for anaphylactic risk JULY 2020 [This form may be photocopied. It is no longer valid for CEUs after January 31, 2022.)
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