Allergy chicken enzyme assay blood test is used to detect the presence of immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies against the chicken meat or chicken flavored food in the blood. This test helps to know the immune response of the body towards chicken meat or chicken flavored food.
A chicken allergy is an allergic reaction to the chicken meat or chicken flavored food after consuming it. Chicken is a high protein and low-fat food that is normally included in the diet. If you have a family history of allergies or allergic diseases, then you are at risk of developing a chicken allergy.
Chicken allergy is not very common. It can occur in individuals of any age. Some individuals are allergic to raw but not the processed or cooked chicken. In individuals who are allergic to chicken, the immune system produces antibodies against it. The signs and symptoms of a chicken allergy are red skin, runny or itchy nose, sneezing, itchy or watery eyes, difficulty breathing, sore throat, coughing or wheezing, hives, difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, etc. These symptoms can be completely avoided when you follow a complete chicken free lifestyle.
This test is performed when you are suspected to have a chicken allergy. Your doctor may ask to perform this test if you experience signs and symptoms of chicken allergy such as red skin, runny or itchy nose, sneezing, itchy or watery eyes, difficulty breathing, sore throat, coughing or wheezing, hives, difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, etc. This test may also be performed to evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment, if already diagnosed.
Inform your doctor if you are on any medications, have any allergies or underlying medical conditions before your Allergy Chicken Enzyme Assay. Your doctor will give specific instructions depending on your condition on how to prepare for Allergy Chicken Enzyme Assay.
No specific preparation is required for this test. However, follow all the instructions given by the healthcare provider.
The normal reference range may vary depending on gender, age, health history, etc.
If your test results show high levels of IgE antibodies than the given normal reference range, it may indicate that the person is most likely to have a chicken allergy.
If your test results are lower than the normal reference range, it may indicate that the person is unlikely to have a chicken allergy.
Based on the test results, your doctor may advise appropriate medical treatments, lifestyle modifications, or further diagnostic tests.
|UNISEX||All age groups||Increased IgE (>100kU/l) is seen if the person is allergic to the specific substance|