Pistachio is a green, edible seed obtained from the Pistachio tree, which belongs to the Anacardiaceae (Sumac) family, along with Mango and Cashew nut. The Pistachio tree grows up to 10 m high and has deciduous pinnate leaves up to 20 cm long. It is native to the mountainous regions of central and south-western Asia. Pistachio is now cultivated in other parts of the world, particularly in California and Australia. Pistachio may uncommonly cause symptoms of food allergy in sensitised individuals. Adverse reactions are similar to those seen with other tree nuts and include symptoms of oral allergy and food allergy, cutaneous manifestations, angioedema and severe anaphylaxis. This IgE antibody allergy test uses a blood sample to determine if you are allergic to Pistachio Nuts. Traditional allergy tests utilize the Skin Prick method (also known as a Puncture or Scratch test) to determine whether an allergic reaction will occur by inserting possible triggers into your skin using a needle prick. If you are allergic to the substance, you are forced to suffer through your body's reaction to the allergen.
No special preparation is needed for Allergy Pistachio Enzyme Assay Blood. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Allergy Pistachio Enzyme Assay 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