This test is used to detect the presence of immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies against the onion in the blood. This test helps to know the immune response of the body towards the onion.
Onion is also known as bulb onion or common onion. It has bluish green leaves and has a bulb-like structure at the base. Onions are cultivated widely around the world for several uses. Onion is a vegetable and usually cooked.
Mostly onions are used to make pickles, chutneys, soups, and for several other food items. Onions are mostly composed of water and carbohydrates. They also contain low levels of essential nutrients and provide flavor to the food. Onions cause a stinging sensation in the eyes and can lead to uncontrollable tears when they are cut.
Eating onions may reduce the risk of heart diseases and reduce high blood pressure. Red onions are rich in antioxidants and may protect against certain cancers and diabetes. They also improve bone mineral density. Onions are also very useful in boosting the immune system and digestive health.
Onion allergy is a type of allergy in which an individual is allergic to the onion and may suffer from symptoms such as rashes, itching, diarrhea, swelling in the lips, nausea, mouth and gum blisters, burning sensation on the mouth, sore throat, burps, etc.
In severe allergic condition, an individual may suffer from life-threatening anaphylactic shock.
This test is performed to check whether an individual is allergic to onion or not. The doctor may ask you to undergo this test if you are suffering from symptoms such as burning sensation on the mouth, sore throat, burps, rashes, itching, diarrhea, swelling in the lips, nausea, mouth and gum blisters, etc.
No special preparation is needed for Allergy Onion Enzyme Assay. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Allergy Onion Enzyme Assay. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
The test results may be different depending on gender, age, and health conditions. Inform your doctor if you have any other allergies.
Generally, there is no need for medical interventions if test results are normal.
If your test results show high levels of IgE antibodies than the given normal reference range, it may indicate that the person is most likely to have an onion allergy.
If your test results are lower than the normal reference range, it may indicate that the person is not having an onion allergy.
Based on the test results, your doctor may advise appropriate medical treatments, lifestyle modifications, or further diagnostic tests.
|UNISEX||All age groups||Increased IgE (>100kU/l) is seen if the person is allergic to the specific substance|