A herb, which may result in allergy symptoms in sensitised individuals. The Mint family consists of fragrant aromatic plants of which the culinary and medicinal uses go back many centuries. More than 30 varieties can be obtained with different "flavours": apple, pineapple, lemon, and others. But the 3 chief species of Mint in cultivation and general use are the following: Spearmint (Mentha viridis), Peppermint or Mint (M. piperita), and Pennyroyal (M. pulegium). Mint may uncommonly induce symptoms of food allergy or cutaneous allergy in sensitised individuals. An IgE (Immunoglobulin E) test along with skin scratch test is performed on a patient to know whether they are allergic to certain food items. In this case, we will be checking whether a person is allergic to Mint (also called as Mentha piperita) or not. An IgE test measures the blood level of IgE, one of the antibodies present in our bodies. Antibodies are made by our immune system in order to protect our body from antigens like Bacteria, Virus, allergens. These antibodies are mostly found in lungs, skin and mucous membranes. Scratch test on the skin is performed to confirm if the person is allergic to that particular allergen or not.
No special preparation is needed for Allergy Mint Enzyme Assay Blood. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Allergy Mint Enzyme Assay Blood. 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|