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Allergy Sesame Enzyme Assay

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Allergy Sesame Enzyme Assay

Also known as Allergy Sesame Enzyme Assay Blood

What is this test?

Sesame Sesamum indicum is a flowering plant in the genus Sesamum cultivated for its edible seeds. The exact origin of the species is unknown, although it is thought to have originated in Africa or the Middle East 4,000 years ago. It is now grown world-wide. It is an annual plant growing to 50-100 cm tall, with leaves (4-14 cm) on opposite sides; the leaves are broad (5 cm) at the base of the plant, but are progressively narrow to just 1 cm on the flowering stem. The flowers are white to purple, tubular, 3-5 cm long, with a four-lobed mouth. The word sesame comes from Latin sesamum. Sesame is grown primarily for its oil-rich seeds, which come in a variety of colors. The increase in sesame allergies in recent years may be due in part to the growing number of products containing sesame seeds and sesame oil. Sesame oil is considered a healthy cooking oil and is used in various food preparations including certain vegetarian dishes, salad dressings, and many Middle Eastern and Asian dishes. The popularity of international cuisine may also be fueling the rise in sesame allergies. Even if you

Test Preparation

No special preparation is needed for Allergy Sesame Enzyme Assay. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Allergy Sesame Enzyme Assay. 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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