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Allergy Grapefruit Enzyme Assay

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Allergy Grapefruit Enzyme Assay

Also known as Allergy Grapefruit Enzyme Assay Blood
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What is this test?

Grapefruit is one of the three principle members of the citrus family. Its origin is not clear but it may have come about as a hybrid of the pomelo tree and sweet orange. Tangelo is a hybrid product between grapefruit and orange, and has a less bitter taste than grapefruit. Citrus fruits such as Grapefruit are among the most common causes of atopic dermatitis. IgE antibodies to Grapefruit were detected in patients with atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis, and bronchial asthma. Allergies to citrus fruits are rare, but they do occur. Citrus fruits include: oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruits.You may have an allergic reaction to the fresh fruit and juice of citrus fruits or to the peels. Keep reading to learn more about what causes a citrus allergy and citrus allergy symptoms. Most people who have a citrus allergy experience symptoms after eating food or a drink made with raw citrus fruit. The symptoms are often localized, which means that you feel them wherever the raw fruit touched your skin. Symptoms include: intense tingling and itching of the lips, tongue, and throat, reddening and mild swelling of the lips and gums. These are the symptoms of oral allergy syndrome (OAS). Individuals with OAS who have reactions to citrus fruits can usually eat the fruits when they

Test Preparation

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

Understanding your test results

GenderAge groupsValue
UNISEXAll age groupsIncreased IgE (>100kU/l) is seen if the person is allergic to the specific substance
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