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Allergy Tea Enzyme Assay Skin

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Allergy Tea Enzyme Assay Skin

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What is this test?

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

What is a 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.

What is Tea allergy?

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.

Why this test is performed?

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 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.

Test Preparation

No special preparation is needed for Allergy Tea Enzyme Assay Skin. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Allergy Tea Enzyme Assay Skin. 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 the test results are negative it may indicate that there is no wheal and flare type reaction. So, the individual is not allergic to tea.

Wheal-and-flare reaction is the swelling and redness of the skin.

In case the test results are positive it may indicate that there is a wheal-and-flare type reaction on the skin. A wheal with a diameter of 3mm or more is generally considered as a positive result which means the individual is allergic to tea.

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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