Probably the world's most widely used salad vegetable, Lettuce is thought to have originated in the Mediterranean region in the form of Prickly Lettuce. It is recorded as having been served in Persia in 400 BC. Lettuce allergy is not frequently reported in the literature, but is found in clinical practice, predominantly in the southern part of Europe. Lettuce may induce symptoms of food allergy, in particular oral allergy syndrome, in sensitised individuals. Adverse reactions may be severe, resulting in anaphylaxis. This IgE antibody allergy test uses a blood sample to determine if you are allergic to Lettuce. Annual and biennial Lettuce is cultivated in many parts of the world for its edible leaves, which are often used in salads and sandwiches. Traditional allergy tests utilize the Skin Prick method (also known as a Puncture or Scratch test) to determine whether an allergic reaction will occur by inserting possible triggers into your skin using a needle prick. If you are allergic to the substance, you are forced to suffer through your body's reaction to the allergen.
No special preparation is needed for Allergy Lettuce Fluorescence Assay Blood. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Allergy Lettuce Fluorescence Assay Blood. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
|All age groups
|Increased IgE (>100kU/l) is seen if the person is allergic to the specific substance