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Allergy Basil Enzyme Assay Skin


Allergy Basil Enzyme Assay Skin

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What is this test?

This IgE antibody allergy test uses a blood sample to determine if you are allergic to Basil. Basil, a member of the mint family, and is used, fresh or dried or as an extract, to add a distinct aroma and flavor to food. Basil is present in chartreuse and other liqueurs. A food, which may result in allergy symptoms in sensitised individuals. Basil, a member of the Mint family, is one of the oldest herbs from the Orient. It originated in India and is now found in more than 100 varieties and grown almost worldwide. It is used, fresh or dried or as an extract, to add a distinct aroma and flavour to food. Anecdotal evidence suggests that basil may induce symptoms of food allergy in sensitised individuals; however, few studies have been reported to date. Traditional allergy tests utilize the Skin Prick method (also known as a Puncture or Scratch test) to determine whether an allergic reaction will occur by inserting possible triggers into your skin using a needle prick. If you are allergic to the substance, you are forced to suffer through your body's reaction to the allergen.

Test Preparation

No special preparation is needed for Allergy Basil Enzyme Assay Skin. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Allergy Basil Enzyme Assay Skin. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.

Understanding your test results

GenderAge groupsValue
UNISEXAll age groupsA wheal and flare reaction of atleast 3mm indicates that the patient is allergic to the substance
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