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Allergy Mono Sodium Glutamate

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Allergy Mono Sodium Glutamate

Also known as Allergy Mono Sodium Glutamate Enzyme Assay Blood
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What is this test?

Monosodium glutamate, also known as sodium glutamate MSG, is a sodium salt of the naturally occurring non-essential amino acid glutamic acid. It is used as a food additive and is commonly marketed as a flavour enhancer. Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is used as a flavor-enhancing food additive. It has a bad reputation because many believe it can cause allergy-like symptoms and side effects. The majority of these reports involve mild symptoms though, such as: tingling skin, headache, a burning sensation in the chest. Larger doses of MSG have also been found to cause symptoms. Those sensitive to MSG may experience: headache, hives, runny nose or congestion, mild chest pain, flushing numbness or burning, especially in and around the mouth, facial pressure or swelling, sweating, nausea, digestive upset, depression and mood swings, fatigue. More serious symptoms may include: chest pain, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, swelling in the throat, anaphylaxis. Your doctor may ask if you

Also known as Allergy Mono Sodium Glutamate Enzyme Assay.

Test Preparation

No special preparation is needed for Allergy Mono Sodium Glutamate. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Allergy Mono Sodium Glutamate. 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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