Allergy Egg White Enzyme Assay Blood is used to test the individual for any allergy towards egg white or products and foods which may contain egg white. Your doctor may suggest this test if he/she suspects that the cause of your allergic reaction may be due to egg white or products and foods which may contain egg white.
An individual may be allergic to certain foods, medicines, or substances like latex etc. Egg white allergy can also be one of them. In this condition, an individual may develop an allergic reaction when he/she is exposed to or after consuming egg white or products and foods which may contain egg white. Egg white allergy can be a type of food allergy. Egg white allergy develops when the body of the individual mistakes certain proteins present in the egg white as harmful and produces antibodies in response. These antibodies release histamines when the individual consumes or comes in contact with egg white or products and foods which contain egg white. The release of histamines in the body causes the symptoms of allergic reactions to occur which includes facial flushing, rashes, vomiting, stomach cramps etc.
This test may be recommended to you if you experience symptoms like severe itching, rashes, inflammation of the skin, runny or stuffy nose, difficulty in breathing, wheezing, mild fever, gastrointestinal upset like nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, etc immediately or later after consuming egg white or products and foods which may contain egg white.
This may also be recommended to evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment if you are diagnosed already.
In case of an allergic reaction, immediately contact the medical emergency. Inform your doctor if you know that you are allergic to certain foods or medicines. Your doctor may recommend you to carry an EpiPen (epinephrine injection) and suggest to avoid foods or medicines you are allergic to.
Inform your doctor if you are on any medications, have any allergies or underlying medical conditions before your Allergy Egg White Enzyme Assay. Your doctor will give specific instructions depending on your condition on how to prepare for Allergy Egg White Enzyme Assay.
Positive results of this test indicate that an individual is allergic to Egg white or products and foods which may contain Egg white.
Negative results indicate that an individual is not allergic to Egg white or products and foods which may contain Egg white.
If your test results come out as positive, Your doctor might recommend you to avoid consuming Egg white or products and foods which may contain Egg white and please contact your doctor/health care provider with your results for further advice if any.
|UNISEX||All age groups||Increased IgE (>100kU/l) is seen if the person is allergic to the specific substance|