Mesquites belong to the Fabaceae (Legume) family. There are about 44 species of Mesquite found throughout the world. They occur most frequently in warmer and semi-arid regions of North and South America (especially Argentina), Africa, India, and southwestern Asia. All are deciduous and have characteristic bean pods that have long been used by humans, wildlife and livestock as a food source. Mesquite pollen may induce asthma, rhinitis and conjunctivitis in sensitised individuals. 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. Allergic rashes are a specific type of contact dermatitis. When you touch an allergen, your immune system begins fighting by making antibodies and then releasing them in the form of chemicals to block the invader. These chemicals create a reaction in your skin that causes itchy bumps, blisters, and raw patches. Your allergic rash is actually an external response to your body fighting allergies.
No special preparation is needed for Allergy Mesquite Fluorescence Assay. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Allergy Mesquite Fluorescence Assay. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
|UNISEX||All age groups||Increased IgE (>100kU/l) is seen if the person is allergic to the specific substance|