The Mulberries, comprising about 10 species, are monoecious or dioecious trees or shrubs. The origins of the Mulberry tree (M. alba) are mainly in China, Japan, Thailand and Malaysia. The tree is now found throughout the world. Mulberry pollens can induce asthma, allergic rhinitis and allergic conjunctivitis. Latin Name: Morus alba. Common name is White Mulberry, Silkworm Mulberry. The Mulberry tree's origin are China, Japan, Thailand and Malaysia. The tree is now found throughout the world, including the Eastern and Midwestern USA. The fruit is an aggregate, 1-5 cm long, and is white, becoming pink, and purplish to nearly black. Fruits may be eaten raw or cooked. The wood is valued for sporting goods due to its elasticity and flexibility when steamed. Mulberry pollens can induce asthma, allergic rhinitis and allergic conjunctivitis. 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 Mulberry 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. The technician pricks or scratches the skin
No special preparation is needed for Allergy Mulberry Radio Immunoabsorbent Blood. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Allergy Mulberry Radio Immunoabsorbent 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