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Allergy Moong Dal


Allergy Moong Dal

Also known as Allergy Moong Dal Fluorescence Assay Blood
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What is this test?

Allergy moong dal blood test is used to detect any allergies caused by moong dal. This test mainly helps in measuring the IgE antibodies in the blood to assess the sensitization to moong dal allergens. This test helps in knowing the immune response to moong dal.

What are moong dal and its allergy?

Moon dal is also known as green gram, maash or mung. This belongs to the legume family. Moong dal is a common ingredient in cooking, mostly used in curries. It has an earthy flavor which is mild and tastes better when cooked with assertive flavors. It is low in fat and rich in fiber, protein, vitamin B-complex, calcium and potassium. Moong dal allergy may happen when the immune system mistakes the contents in the moong dal for a foreign substance. Then the body produces a reaction similar to the one created during an attack of bacteria or virus. The symptoms of moong dal allergy are swelling of the face, lips, tongue, skin rashes, itching, hives, redness, stomach cramps, abdominal discomfort, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, tightening of the chest, throat, etc.

Sometimes the allergic reactions can be life-threatening causing narrowing of the airways, making it difficult to breathe. Very less often moong dal allergy may cause an anaphylactic reaction. Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency condition of airways, swollen throat, difficulty to breathe, etc.

Why this test is recommended?

This test may be recommended to you if you experience symptoms like swelling of the face, lips, tongue, skin rashes, itches, hives, redness, stomach cramps, abdominal discomfort, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, tightening in the throat, etc immediately after receiving moong dal. This test may be recommended to monitor the effectiveness of the treatment given for the moong dal allergy.

Also known as Allergy Moong Dal Fluorescence Assay.

Test Preparation

Inform your doctor if you are on any medications, have any allergies or underlying medical conditions before your Allergy Moong Dal. Your doctor will give specific instructions depending on your condition on how to prepare for Allergy Moong Dal.

No specific preparation is required for this moong dal allergy blood test.

Understanding your test results

The normal reference range may vary depending on gender, age, health history, etc.

If your test results show high levels of IgE antibodies than the given reference range, it may indicate that the person is most likely to have an allergy.

If your test results are lower than the reference range, it may indicate that the allergy is absent in the individual.

If you get abnormal test results, consult your doctor immediately. Your doctor may recommend other tests depending on 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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