This test is used to detect the presence of immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies against the sunflower seed in the blood. This test helps to know the immune response of the body towards a sunflower seed.
Sunflower belongs to the plant family Asteraceae. Sunflowers can turn their heads in the direction of the sun. They are cultivated or harvested mostly for producing sunflower seeds and sunflower oil. Their leaves are used to produce fertilizer and seeds are utilized as a food source for domestic birds and for cattle.
Sunflower seed allergy is a type of allergy in which an individual is allergic to the sunflower seed and may suffer from symptoms such as itchy mouth, nausea, vomiting, skin rashes, difficulty in breathing, chest pain, throat irritation, watery eyes, runny nose, coughing, loss of smell, swelling, and itching of the skin, etc.
In severe allergic condition, an individual may suffer from life-threatening anaphylactic shock.
This test is performed to check whether an individual is allergic to a sunflower seed or not. The doctor may ask you to undergo this test if you are suffering from symptoms such as coughing, loss of smell, watery eyes, throat irritation, chest pain, shortness of breath, runny nose, skin irritation and redness, vomiting etc.
No special preparation is needed for Allergy Sunflower Seed Enzyme Assay. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Allergy Sunflower Seed Enzyme Assay. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
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 sunflower seed allergy.
If your test results are lower than the normal reference range, it may indicate that the person is not having a sunflower seed 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|