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MELISA® Metals I
Panel Code : 5600  

MELISA® measures the Type-IV delayed hypersensitivity reaction due to exposure to metals. A Type-IV hypersensitivity reaction is mediated by memory T-lymphocytes that have had prior contact with a given antigen. These profiles are suggested for patients with symptoms of metal hypersensitivity and those who have had possible immunological responses to: dental amalgams and implants, orthopedic and electrical implants, cosmetics and jewelry, foods and cookware, and occupational exposure, as well as reaction to thimerosal, a preservative in some vaccines.