This test is used to detect the presence of immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies against the tea in the blood. This test helps to know the immune response of the body towards the tea.
Tea plant belongs to the Theaceae family and can grow up to 10 meters in height. Tea is produced from the leaves of the tea plant. There a wide variety of tea plants in different environments. There are mainly 3 different types of tea and they are black tea, green tea, and Oolong tea. Flavonols and catechins are found in the tea and are responsible for the taste of a tea.
Black tea is used for its fragrance and green is used for its freshness. Oolong tea is a combination of both fragrance and freshness. Tea is a rich source of fluoride and has many medicinal properties like antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anticarcinogenic properties, etc.
Tea allergy is a type of allergy in which an individual is allergic to the tea and may suffer from symptoms such as swelling of the lips along with mouth, itchy tongue and lips, sleep disturbances, headaches or migraines, anxiety, increased heartbeat, high blood pressure, chest pain, dizziness, vision problems, 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 tea or not. The doctor may ask you to undergo this test if you are suffering from symptoms such as increased heartbeat, high blood pressure, chest pain, dizziness, vision problems, swelling of the lips along with mouth, itchy tongue and lips, sleep disturbances, headaches or migraines, anxiety, etc.
No special preparation is needed for Allergy Tea Enzyme Assay. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Allergy Tea 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 tea allergy.
If your test results are lower than the normal reference range, it may indicate that the person is not having a tea 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|