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Allergy Spinach Enzyme Assay


Allergy Spinach Enzyme Assay

Also known as Allergy Spinach Enzyme Assay Blood
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What is this test?

This test is used to detect the presence of immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies against spinach in the blood. This test helps to know the immune response of the body towards spinach.

What is Spinach?

Spinach is a flowering plant that belongs to the Amaranthaceae family. It is cultivated widely all around the world for its edible leaves. Spinach leaves are eatable as chopped, frozen, canned or as a vegetable. Raw spinach contains 91 percent of water. Leaves are dark green in color.

Spinach contains iron, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, and vitamins like vitamin-K and thiamine. It has antioxidant properties and helps in diabetes management. Other health benefits of spinach are cancer prevention, lowering the blood pressure, improving the bone health, providing healthy hair and skin etc.

What is a Spinach allergy?

Spinach allergy is a type of allergy in which an individual is allergic to the spinach and may suffer from symptoms such as headache, nausea, vomiting, itchy mouth, skin rashes, skin discoloration, stomach pain, swelling of feet and face, difficulty in breathing, runny nose etc.

In severe allergic condition, an individual may suffer from life-threatening anaphylactic shock.

Why this test is performed?

This test is performed to check whether an individual is allergic to spinach or not. The doctor may ask you to undergo this test if you are suffering from symptoms such as swelling of feet and face, nausea, vomiting, skin rashes, skin discoloration, stomach pain, itchy mouth, runny nose, difficulty in breathing etc.

Test Preparation

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

Understanding your test results

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 spinach allergy.

If your test results are lower than the normal reference range, it may indicate that the person is not having a spinach allergy.

Based on the test results, your doctor may advise appropriate medical treatments, lifestyle modifications, or further diagnostic tests.

GenderAge groupsValue
UNISEXAll age groupsIncreased IgE (>100kU/l) is seen if the person is allergic to the specific substance
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