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Allergy Tomato Fluorescence Assay Skin


Allergy Tomato Fluorescence Assay Skin

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What is this test?

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

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.

Test Preparation

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

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 tomato.

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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