This test is used to detect the presence of immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies against red chilies in the blood. This test helps to know the immune response of the body towards red chilly.
Red chilly allergy is a type of allergy in which an individual is allergic to red chili and may suffer from symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, watery eyes, runny nose, swelling of the mouth, nausea, vomiting, bloating of the stomach, shortness of the breath, swelling of the lips, itching in the mouth, skin rashes, etc. In severe allergic condition, an individual may suffer from life-threatening anaphylactic shock.
The immune system in the individuals who are allergic to red chilies will produce antibodies against the allergens that are present in the red chilies and they are Cap a-1, Cap a-2. These proteins are responsible for allergic reactions.
Individuals who are allergic to red chilly should avoid some alternatives to red chilly products and they are spicy pizza, food items with topped chilies, spicy salami, pepper chicken and other spicy food items.
This test is performed to check whether an individual is allergic to red chilly or not. The doctor may ask you to undergo this test if you are suffering from symptoms such as skin rashes, nausea, vomiting, watery eyes, abdominal pain, diarrhea, runny nose, swelling of the mouth, bloating of the stomach, shortness of the breath, swelling of the lips, itching in the mouth, etc.
Some medications may change the test results and hence you are advised to inform all your current medications to the doctor prior to the test.
Inform your doctor if you are on any medications, have any allergies or underlying medical conditions before your Allergy Red Chilly Enzyme Assay. Your doctor will give specific instructions depending on your condition on how to prepare for Allergy Red Chilly Enzyme Assay.
There are no specific preparations required for this test.
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 a red chilly allergy.
If your test results are lower than the normal reference range, it may indicate that the person is not having a red chilly 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|