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Allergy Green Pea Enzyme Assay Skin

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Allergy Green Pea Enzyme Assay Skin

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What is this test?

Allergy Green Pea Enzyme Assay Skin test is used to test the individual for any allergy towards green peas or foods which contain it. The green peas extract or the whole vegetable is introduced to a small patch of skin and observed for an amount of time. Your doctor may suggest this test if he/she suspects that the cause of your allergic reaction may be due to green peas or products containing it.

What are Green peas?

Green peas or garden peas are small round seeds which are obtained from the pods of the pea plant. Pisum sativum is the botanical name of the plant and are known to be nutritious and rich in antioxidants and fiber. Green peas or garden peas belong to the legume family. Other members of the legume family include peanuts, lentils, soybeans, beans, etc.

What is Green pea allergy?

This type of allergy can also be called as legume allergy because if an individual is known to be allergic to one substance then it is more likely that the person is allergic to foods which are similar or from the same group. Food allergies occur when the body of an individual recognizes some foods as harmful and react to it by producing antibodies. A person can be allergic to various foods or substances like fish, shrimp, peanuts, latex etc. In this case, an individual is allergic to green peas. The individual may be allergic to raw peas or cooked peas as well.

Why this test is recommended?

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 green peas or foods containing green peas. This may also be recommended to evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment if you are diagnosed already.

Precautions:

In case of an allergic reaction, immediately contact the medical emergency. Inform your doctor if you know that you are allergic to certain medicines. Your doctor may recommend you to carry an EpiPen (epinephrine injection) and avoid using medicines you are allergic to.

Test Preparation

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

Understanding your test results

Positive results of this test indicate that an individual is allergic to green peas or foods containing green peas.

Negative results indicate that an individual is not allergic to green peas or foods containing green peas.

If your test results come out as positive, Your doctor might recommend you to avoid consuming green peas or food which might contain green peas and please contact your doctor/health care provider with your results for further advice if any.

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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