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Allergy Red Kidney Bean Enzyme Assay Skin

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Allergy Red Kidney Bean Enzyme Assay Skin

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What is this test?

This test helps to find whether an individual is allergic to red kidney beans or not. In this test, a solution containing allergen is applied to the skin. Then the applied area of the skin is pricked with a lancet needle.

What are Kidney Beans?

Kidney beans are a good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber and prevent blood sugar levels from rapidly increasing after food consumption. When these beans are combined with rice, it provides high-quality fat-free proteins. Kidney beans decrease the risk of developing a heart disease by supplying magnesium and folate.

These beans should be pre-soaked and heated for 10 minutes before eating because they contain high amounts of phytohemagglutinin. So these beans are more toxic than most of the other beans and may cause nausea, vomiting, headache, disorientation in some of the individuals.

Why this test is performed?

This test is performed to check whether an individual is allergic to red kidney beans or not. The doctor may ask you to undergo this test if you are suffering from food allergy to red kidney beans, headache, vomiting, nausea and disorientation after eating the red kidney beans. This test can also be done along with other food allergy tests to confirm the diagnosis.

Precautions:

Some medications such as antihistamines may change the test results and hence you are advised to inform all your current medications to the doctor prior to the test.

Test Preparation

Inform your doctor if you are on any medications, have any allergies or underlying medical conditions before your Allergy Red Kidney Bean Enzyme Assay Skin. Your doctor will give specific instructions depending on your condition on how to prepare for Allergy Red Kidney Bean Enzyme Assay Skin.

There are no specific preparations required for this test.

Understanding your test results

The test results may be different depending on gender, age, and health conditions. Inform your doctor if you had an allergy to any other food items

Generally, there is no need for medical interventions if test results are normal.

If the test results are negative it may indicate that there are no specific IgE antibodies bound to the surface of the mast cells in the skin and thus doesn’t form a wheal and flare type reaction. So, the individual is not allergic to the red kidney beans. Wheal and flare reaction is the swelling and redness of the skin.

In case the test results are positive, it may indicate that there are specific IgE antibodies bound to the surface of the mast cells in the skin and forms a wheal and flare type reaction. A Wheal with a diameter of 3mm or more is generally considered as a positive result which means the individual is allergic to the red kidney beans.

GenderAge groupsValue
UNISEXAll age groupsA wheal and flare reaction of atleast 3mm indicates that the patient is allergic to the substance
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