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Allergy Plum Enzyme Assay Blood


Allergy Plum Enzyme Assay Blood

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What is this test?

This is FOOD allergen. There are more than 2000 varieties of plum cultivated throughout the world. The round, smooth skinned fruits can be red, yellow, blue or green, P. domestica is usually a purple-black color and P. salicina, Japanese plum tends to be yellow to crimson. In Canada and the US, plums are cultivated on a wide scale and dried into prunes. Botanically, all prunes are plums. Plum may induce symptoms of food allergy in sensitised individuals. Oral allergy syndrome is the most often reported symptom to Plum. The proteins in birch pollen is identical to plum and people with birch pollen allergy may develop this allergy. People with a pollen allergy experiences oral allergy syndrome. The symptoms of this kind of allergy included itchy mouth, scratchy throat, hives, vomiting, abdominal pain, asthma, difficulty in breathing, anaphylaxis or swelling of the lips. Sometimes the immune system wrongly determines plum proteins as a threat and produces antibodies to detect them. This usually occurs due to cross reaction between foods due to birch pollen. Skin prick tests and other testing methods like blood test, oral food challenge and food elimination diet are used by allergist to test the kind of allergy. Such allergies can easily be avoided by avoiding the food or maintaining a diet. The only hard task is to recognize the type of allergy. In skin prick tests if- The tests are positive if there is a wheal or a raised white bump surrounded by a small circle of itchy red skin. If no wheal appears than the person is not allergic to the tested food. You don

Also known as Allergy Plum Enzyme Assay.

Test Preparation

No special preparation is needed for Allergy Plum Enzyme Assay Blood. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Allergy Plum Enzyme Assay Blood. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.

Understanding 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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