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Allergy Tomato Fluorescence Assay Blood

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Allergy Tomato Fluorescence Assay Blood

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What is this test?

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

What is Tomato?

Tomato belongs to the nightshade family of the plants. It is red in color and edible to eat. Tomato plant requires warm weather and more sunlight to grow. Actually, a tomato is a fruit, but it is categorized as a vegetable. Tomatoes have low carbohydrates and are a good source of minerals and vitamins such as vitamin-K, vitamin-C, potassium, etc. It contains many compounds like lycopene, naringenin, chlorogenic acid, beta-carotene, etc. Among these, lycopene is found in a larger amount than other compounds. Lycopene is responsible for several health benefits like reducing the risk of heart disease, cancer.

Tomatoes are used to prepare ketchup, tomato juice, and other tomato-based products. Tomatoes and their products help in reducing the risk of heart disease, cancer and improve skin health.

What is Tomato allergy?

Tomato allergy is a type of allergy in which an individual is allergic to the tomato and may suffer from symptoms such as swelling of the face, tongue, throat, coughing, itching in the throat, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, skin rash, abdominal pain, diarrhea, 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 tomato or not. The doctor may ask you to undergo this test if you are suffering from symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, coughing, skin rashes, swelling of the face and throat, etc.

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

Also known as Allergy Tomato Fluorescence Assay.

Test Preparation

No special preparation is needed for Allergy Tomato Fluorescence Assay Blood. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Allergy Tomato Fluorescence Assay Blood. 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 tomato allergy.

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