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Allergy Coffee Enzyme Assay Skin

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Allergy Coffee Enzyme Assay Skin

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What is this test?

This test helps to find whether an individual is allergic to coffee or not. In this test, a solution containing allergen coffee is applied to the skin. Then the applied area of the skin is pricked with a lancet needle.

What is a coffee allergy?

Coffee allergy is a type of allergy in which an individual is allergic to coffee and may suffer from symptoms such as rapid heartbeat, stomach upset, sleep disturbances, headaches, angry, bad mood, dizziness, chest pain, depression, muscle pain, difficulty in breathing, swollen eyes, cold sweating, skin rashes, mouth ulcers, etc.

In severe allergic condition, an individual may suffer from life-threatening anaphylactic shock.

The immune system in the individuals who are allergic to coffee will produce antibodies against the allergens that are present in the coffee and they are caffeine, acetic, citric, formic, lactic, theophylline, glucose, fructose, niacin, etc.

Foods to be avoided: Individuals who are allergic to coffee should avoid some alternatives to coffee products and they are nicotine containing drinks, cigarettes, alcohol, glucose, other food items containing carbohydrates, etc.

Why this test is performed?

This test is performed to check whether an individual is allergic to coffee or not. The doctor may ask you to undergo this test if you are suffering from symptoms such as rapid heartbeat, stomach upset, sleep disturbances, headaches, angry, bad mood, dizziness, chest pain, depression, muscle pain, difficulty in breathing, swollen eyes, cold sweating, skin rashes, mouth ulcers, etc.

Precautions:

Some medications may change the test results and hence you are advised to inform all your current medications to the doctor prior to the test.

Test Preparation

Inform your doctor if you are on any medications, have any allergies or underlying medical conditions before your Allergy Coffee Enzyme Assay Skin. Your doctor will give specific instructions depending on your condition on how to prepare for Allergy Coffee Enzyme Assay Skin.

There are no specific preparations required for this test.

Understanding your test results

The test results may be different depending on gender, age, and health conditions. Inform your doctor if you have any other allergies.

If the test results are negative it may indicate that the individual is not allergic to coffee.

In case the test results are positive it may indicate that the individual is allergic to coffee.

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