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Allergy Mushroom Fluorescence Assay Blood

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Allergy Mushroom Fluorescence Assay Blood

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What is this test?

Allergy Mushroom blood test is used to detect any allergies caused by the mushroom. This test mainly helps in measuring the IgE antibodies in the blood to assess the sensitization to mushroom allergens. This test helps in knowing the immune response to mushroom and its products.

What is a Mushroom allergy?

Mushroom is a type of fungi. They belong to the kingdom of fungi. There are many types of mushrooms of around 14,000 in which half of them are not edible. Each mushroom has its own shape, texture, and flavor. Mushrooms are a rich source of multivitamins and nutrients. This also helps in lowering cholesterol. Mushroom allergy may happen when the immune system mistakes the proteins in the cells of mushroom 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 mushroom include 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 mushroom allergy may cause an anaphylactic reaction. Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency condition which leads to facial flushing, itching, shock, sudden fall in blood pressure, constriction of airways, swollen throat, difficulty to breathe, etc.

Why this test is recommended?

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

Also known as Allergy Mushroom Fluorescence Assay.

Test Preparation

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

No specific preparation is required for this mushroom 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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